⏩Fast Forward Aotearoa #3: Big challenges, big opportunities
Exploring scenarios for anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity collapse
This week I’m going to skip ahead and start to frame two of the biggest challenges facing our small nation on the edge of the world: anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity collapse…and start shaping some scenarios for how each challenge could play out…
Welcome to the latest instalment of my forthcoming book, ⏩Fast Forward Aotearoa.
First up, following on from last week’s post exploring various lenses through which we can define the concept of “Aotearoa”, I realised that I left out the most fundamental lens to begin with, time and space:
A point in spacetime?
According to contemporary scientific consensus, modern “Aotearoa” exists in an infinitesimally minute moment on the cosmological scale: ~13.8 billion years after the Big Bang and on a planet circling a star on a spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy.
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