14 October 2013

Let’s take control of Planet Earth

Geoengineering could ameliorate the impacts of climate change, and transform tundra and desert alike. So why are greens so afraid of it?

13 February 2013

All hail the arrival of the robots

The raising of economic productivity through automation will free humans to do more interesting things instead.

22 May 2012

Bringing new life to dead matter

Human beings have the potential to transform the universe, so let’s not lose sleep about turning it into ‘grey goo’.

13 December 2011

Economic growth:
it’s not dead yet

Green thinkers are plain wrong to claim there are natural limits to how much we can expand our economies.

12 September 2011

The long road to green serfdom

Germany’s decision to ditch nuclear power should be a wake-up call to all those who favour development.

26 May 2011

How hyper-mobility can change the world

By investing in faster and cheaper transportation, we can truly realise the dream of a global village.

9 March 2011

Dimming the light on human ingenuity

The candle-lit world of Earth Hour is a decadent celebration of an era that we ought to be glad we’ve left behind.

6 January 2011

How humankind was liberated from localism

The eco-worriers promoting a Mao-style return to local energy and food production overlook how destructive ‘local living’ has traditionally been.

14 July 2010

Energy crisis? We’ve been here before

Around 400 years ago, Britain faced another problem of dwindling energy resources: ‘peak wood’.