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"We should fix Earth before we head to space!"
This is a common argument from those skeptical about space activities.
Warp News editor-in-chief, Mathias Sundin aka the Angry Optimist, gave a talk at the climate and space conference, Insure the Climate with Fuglesang Space Center, and disputed this claim.
Choosing between Earth and space is a false notion. We not only can do both, we need to do both. To address environmental issues on Earth, we must use space.
One example is Allen Coral Atlas. With satellite images and AI, the health of coral reefs around the planet is monitored. Over 230,000 coral reefs are now being observed almost in real-time.
Imagine the equivalent operation down on Earth. Getting to the coral reefs daily, scuba diving, documenting, and compiling the information. It would be an extremely expensive and logistical operation that makes D-Day seem uncomplicated.
50 percent of all data used in climate research comes from satellites.
We need space to fix problems on Earth.
Book the Angry Optimist for your event
You can book Mathias Sundin as a speaker. His premise is that the future is created by optimists, and can then delve into a variety of topics such as AI and space.
In December, he will release the book The Centaur’s Edge - how to think, write, and communicate better and faster with ChatGPT.