Climate change offers opportunities. We need to change some ingrained habits and we need technology to beat it back. Have you heard that before?
It raises many more questions than it answers. Where is the technology we need? What does it do? When will it be available? Who will offer it? How does it fit into an investment portfolio?
And perhaps most importantly: what risks need to be taken?
Here is one example that is close enough to reality to give inspiration and perhaps answer some of those questions: cultured meat.
The process is easy to understand. Start with some cells, use them to grow other cells exactly like them, and presto, you have a fine piece of meat, and a cow didn’t die for your pleasure.
But there is more to cultured meat. Livestock farming produces 20 to 50% of man-made greenhouse gases. Cultured meat is therefore a potential weapon in the struggle against climate change and a potential tool for companies and governments …