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The Sustainable Futures Report


 

 

Welcome to the Sustainable Futures Report, a weekly podcast on all things sustainable. You can find the text with links to sources at http://www.sustainablefutures.report . Show your support at patreon.com/sfr

 

Sep 8, 2017

Time to mine the asteroids for scarce resources or should we be developing a circular economy closer to home? Or is space travel for holidays? Virgin Galactica passengers have paid their $250,000 fares but have been waiting in the departure lounge now for some years. Meanwhile, back on earth the future’s electric (should I buy a new car?) inner-city vertical farms are starting to deliver locally-grown food, at least in New York, and a succession of tropical storms and hurricanes is surely making climate denial ever harder. Pack up your troubles - but not in a plastic bag. At least not in the country that could fine you £30,000. All this and more in the latest Sustainable Futures Report.