For my DA I would like to take a deep look into how long our planet has left. How much impact we as humans have put on the planet. Are we passed the point of no return? Is radical change needed/achievable? Can we save our planet? And if not, what options does the future of humanity have? Will we be colonising Mars? How far away is that?
I want to look at case studies done in the scientific field and look at what science is predicting not just about the future of global warming but other axis/boundaries that could cause our planet to stop being able to support life. population growth, food production, deforestation etc.
In 2009, Johan Rockström led an international group of for thinking academics, who came up with a system of frameworks for us to understand a precondition for sustainable development. The framework theorizes that Earth has a system of boundaries that should not be crossed in order for earth to support the safe operating space for humanity.
explore and highlight emerging technologies/practices that are helping reverse the effects we are having on the planet and hopefully prolonging the time we have for our planet to support us.
look at if we can’t save life on our planet, what is being done to save humanity.
Look into what is happening regarding Mars. How is Mars going to support human life? How are we going to get there? who is paying?
I’m hopeful for my DA to be a digital imprint of acknowledging where life on earth is, what we need to do, and what we will have to do as a Plan B if we fail. Also it can call for debate and scrutiny allowing me to engage with others to talk about our planet and bring more people on board with the idea of saving life on it.
One thing I don’t want this to be is akin to a political statement like those of Greta Thunberg condemning those that don’t recycle. I want it to be more like a Bill Nye science based hey this is where we are, here are some cool things we are doing to save the world!