Surviving the Future

Environment, frontier science, killer robots and extinction level economics. Curated by @peterguest


Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

The President of the Earth Policy Institute says that the real threat to humanity’s future is our overuse of water…


Megawater: Replumbing the Modern World

For centuries humanity has built dams to tame waterways for our consumption, but our obsession with engineering is becoming…


Make Love, Not Carbon

The ethical, individual approach to mitigating anthropogenic climate change is limited


Feeding the Plastic Paradise

Food, money and politics—In this second of two extracts from his latest book, “The Great African Land Grab?”, Lorenzo Cotula explains how…


The Great African Land Grab

The price of food post-globalisation is often invisible consequences. In this first of two extracts from his latest book, “The Great…


Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

The President of the Earth Policy Institute says that the real threat to humanity’s future is our overuse of water…