Wrapping Greenland

October 27th 2009

The Discovery series 'Ways to save the planet' the episode 'Wrapping Greenland' shows how Dr. Jason Box uses reflective blankets to cover glaciers in Greenland. Due to global warming glaciers start melting causing land to flood. Dr. Jason Box argues that it is expensive to use blankets to cover all glaciers, but that it is more expensive to reorganize all coast lines.

Maybe we should make the expenses, as we ourselves have caused global warming. Maybe we should take another leap in evolution, just as our ancestors the Sapiens did to survive in constant changing conditions. But should we then focus on preventing the changes, or should we focus on adapting flexibly to them?

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Khalil A.
Posted 28/10/2009 – 01:24

These are all legitimate questions but what stuck me here was your use of Sapiens as our ancestors. This observation is totally unrelated to the post, granted, but Sapiens are our ancestors and our present, right?

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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