I heard an interview yesterday on NPR with Stewart Brand, the creator of the Whole Earth Catalog and an icon of the environmental movement. He's now taking a stand on returning back to big cities, supporting nuclear power and encouraging genetic engineering as a way of reclaiming our planet and solving the global warming issue -- and he made a lot of sense.
From the Huffington Post: "In these pages, Stewart Brand lays out a mind-blowing vision for the planet's salvation: migration to the cities, power generated by mini-nuclear reactors, healthier crops through genetic engineering. This may well be the most important book I'll read this year. Certainly, it's the most aggressively optimistic book that's also closely reported. To read the full story click here.
An expert from the Amazon review says "Whole Earth Discipline shatters a number of myths and presents counterintuitive observations on why cities are actually greener than countryside, how nuclear power is the future of energy, and why genetic engineering is the key to crop and land management.