How I learned to stop worrying and love geoengineering

As I briefly mentioned in my end-of-year book recap, one of the best books I read in 2015, and one of the best popular science books I’ve read ever, is Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World. Geoengineering refers to the intentional manipulation of climate, usually in the context of combatting … Continue reading How I learned to stop worrying and love geoengineering

Jetpacks? No. Flying cars? No. Thousands and thousands of emails? Yes. That’s 2014.

Correction Jan. 2, 2014: My ‘received email’ count was actually the sum of the number of sent and received emails. (My ‘sent’ folders are inside my local received folders, hence the double-counting.) I’ve fixed the numbers and graphs. I’m far from the first person to note that emails are an incessant and almost overwhelming burden. … Continue reading Jetpacks? No. Flying cars? No. Thousands and thousands of emails? Yes. That’s 2014.