Friday, March 16, 2012

Solution to climate change: hacking humanity

Bioethicist's solution to climate change: hacking humanity (Wired UK): New York University bioethics professor S. Matthew Liao has published a paper in Ethics, Policy and the Environment arguing that one way to tackle the challenges of a rise in energy use is to modify humanity to simply use less energy. He suggests a range of ways to achieve this, from creating an aversion to meat by giving diners a mild intolerance to it, to using gene therapy to create smaller children.

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