Economist editor and veteran writer Oliver Morton confronts the godlike powers of geoengineering, exploring its problems, its potential—and how it irrevocably changes human’s relationship with Planet Earth.
W. Wayt Gibbs, a contributing editor at Scientific American, unflinchingly asks (and answers) the question: How much energy will the world need? Any climate plan that doesn’t consider this question is bound to fail.
Technology writer, Mark Harris explores how new experiments are pushing artificial intelligence and sensor networks into the grid—and into factories, data centers, and transit systems—in order to pull fossil fuels out.
New York Times writer Andrew Revkin traces both the roots and the potential trajectories of our momentous Anthropocene journey
Frances Cairncross, former editor at The Economist and a member of the magazine’s launch team, considers the optimal rollout of carbon taxes and research subsidies to speed up the transition to a low-carbon economy
Renowned Indian science fiction writer Vandana Singh muses on how a literary genre might constructively contribute to the human age