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🚀 Should we fix Earth before we go to space?
I start out humbly by quoting myself: "We need space to fix problems on Earth," I said at an interesting conference recently, Insure the Climate – Can Space Contribute? (I mentioned it here in the newsletter, it was great meeting some of you there!)
It was organized by the Fuglesang Space Center, where Christer Persson and Sofie Marin are two leading forces (both Warp Premium Supporters). The Minister for Space Affairs, Mats Persson, and the President of Rotary International, Gordon R. McInally, gave opening speeches.
The conference was created around an idea from astronaut and professor Christer Fuglesang (Premium Supporter) and the economics professor John Hassler, about climate insurance.
What do we do if the climate transition is too slow, or if the current climate models are wrong and the temperature suddenly increases faster than expected? Then we need insurance: Shade the sun a bit, through a space parasol.
We have written about the idea before, and it was exciting to see how it has evolved and been refined over the past years.
The angry optimist about space and climate change
In my talk, I demonstrated how we can use space technology to solve problems on Earth. One example is Allen Coral Atlas. With satellite imagery and AI, the health of coral reefs around the planet is monitored. Over 230,000 coral reefs are now being watched almost in real time.
Thank you for the opportunity to both listen and speak at an interesting conference!
(If you want to book me, read more here.)
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