The Great Decoupling

The Great Decoupling

FEATURE The Great Decoupling Global carbon emissions historically have risen in lockstep with GDP. But in recent years, emissions have stabilized in the absence of economic crises. That is a first. By Robert B. Jackson and colleagues Read...
The Carnery

The Carnery

IDEA WATCH  |  JULY 2017 The Carnery Imagine a culinary future with in vitro meat . . .The real thing may not be as far away as you think   By Isha Datar and Robert Bolton   Counter Culture, London’s latest in vitro micro-carnery, proves it’s the real thing. The...
An Anthropocene Journey

An Anthropocene Journey

FEATURE An Anthropocene Journey The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, hopeless, hopeful time—duration and scope still unknown By Andrew C. Revkin Read...
Science Fiction in the Anthropocene

Science Fiction in the Anthropocene

IDEA WATCH 10•16 Science Fiction in the Anthropocene The ultimate literature of the imagination calls upon us to do more than merely invent or imitate the apocalypse By Vandana Singh When I stepped off the small plane and took my first steps on the snowy tundra, I...