Human development and survival depends on the environment, including other organisms and non-living surroundings. For the time being, this is provided by Earth. But how are we treating our host planet? It’s clear that our activities reshape our environment – some even fear they may endanger our very existence as a species. So what are our plans for the future?
The World in a Grain
The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
The Nature and Necessity of Bees
Basic Books, 2018
From Big Oil to Big Green
Holding the Oil Industry to Account for the Climate Crisis
MIT Press, 2022
Boston Consulting Group, 2022
Microsoft Premonition: What if we could predict epidemics like we predict the weather?
Through a network of robotic sensing platforms, Premonition aims to continuously monitor our environment to detect potential pathogens and disease-carrying animals before they cause outbreaks.
From Microorganisms to Megacities
MIT Press, 2019
Nitrogen in the Environment
Excess nitrogen causes problems in developed nations, but nitrogen-poor soils threaten food security elsewhere.
How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Boston Consulting Group, 2020