A. According to Wallace-Wells, how important are personal consumption habits in combating climate change? Do you agree or disagree with him? Explain.
B. Wallace-Wells mentions “trans-humanism” as a philosophy some Silicon Valley technologists are using to approach a future altered by climate change. Do you think you would ever consider living a “transhuman” existence? Discuss the correlations between technology and climate change. In what ways might technology “save us” (202)? How might NASA help (see website)? What stands in the way of technology or NASA helping prevent accelerated global warming? What might advances mean for the world?
C.Wallace-Wells discusses the differences between Fermi’s paradox and “the anthropic principle.” Which to you seems to make more sense as a way of considering the universe?
2. What have you learned ? What questions do you have?