Pere Estupinyà narrates his journey into Patagonia, where the Rewilding foundation develops conservation projects.
[caption id="attachment_119749" align="alignleft" width="500"] Illustration: Anna Sanchis[/caption] The past shapes the future but does not inspire it. Max Planck said that new scientific truths are not imposed by convincing old experts, but by captivating new generations. Improved bad concepts do not become good, but simply more
Tourism-oriented animal abuse, geared towards the search for snapshots of «wild» animals, has increased in recent years.
Citizen science generates bidirectional communication, leading to an improvement in the scientific literacy of the people involved.
At the time of publication of this issue, we are incredulously, insecurely, and helplessly witnessing a situation only comparable to that experienced in both twentieth-century World Wars. A global pandemic, which has once again placed the human species before a scenario that is as unprecedented and unknown as it is unpredictable.
Losing sight of climate change in the media could run the risk of strengthening the consensus for a narrative in favour of economic growth that leaves environmental issues in the background.
Biotechnological tools such as gene editing or synthetic biology will contribute to increase agricultural production in a sustainable way.
These are just a few examples of how an increase in the generation of energy and food, per se, might not address the needs of the population which is in fact still growing.
The following reflections are based on the premise that individual and social life is open to a number of possibilities, among which we can find digitalisation.
Algae can be sustainably grown in large quantities in seas and oceans. That is the reason why many believe that in the future they will constitute an important part of food consumption in the world, and that they will alleviate world hunger.