BIOSPHERE & CLIMATE
“Climate change allows us, for the first time in human history, to not think like individuals, communities, or nations, but to think like one planet.” - Stewart Brand
- Energy and Civilization - Vaclav Smil. On how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural societies through today.
- Blackout - Marc Ellsberg. Hard sci-fi on the potentially catastrophic implications of nation-wide energy blackouts.
- Termination Shock - Neal Stephenson. On geo-engineering solutions to catastrophic climate change scenarios and their political implications.
- Flood - Stephen Baxter. On civilizational implications of rising sea levels.
- Ministry for the Future - Kim Stanley Robinson. On how an established ministry that advocates for the future sets out to fight against climate change.
- Ecotopia - Ernest Callenbach. On a “stable-state” ecosystem that strikes the perfect balance between human beings and the environment.
- Dune Series - Frank Herbert. Sci-fi book series about a colony on a desert-ridden planet under dire conditions.