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Pick Your Apocalypse

Time Magazine has done a slideshow of 20 apocalyptic visions on film. Charted by plausibility and likelihood, they come out like this: Plausibility — The plausibility that this kind of event would unfold in this way. Likelihood — The ...

Carving Up Antarctica?

This week Brendan Borrell suggested in the New York Times that it was time to reconsider the status of Antarctica. Antarctica is now effectively an international, stateless, demilitarized zone, on the basis of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty. Many ...

Geoengineering as a weapon

Writing in Foreign Policy, Jamais Cascio writes that the geoengineering capabilities that might help the world fight climate change could also be turned into weapons. The offensive use of geoengineering could take a variety of forms. ...