How Sci-Fi Informs Our Climate Future

"Inefficiencies in the mass production of green technologies by firms with monopoly power in small but captive markets will neither reduce greenhouse gases, nor improve people's quality of life."
February 16, 2024

Science fiction authors have warned us for decades: division among global leaders can quickly create dystopia. Political economist Zainab Usman thinks present-day power struggles may seriously hinder the world’s ability to fight climate change, with similarly disastrous results. She highlights three areas of particular economic concern, urging scholars, business leaders and policymakers to do more to align against the growing threat. (Contains spoilers for “The Three-Body Problem” by Liu Cixin)

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“How Sci-Fi Informs Our Climate Future — and What to Do Next | Zainab Usman | TED”

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