Ecopolis is a program on Discovery Channel, the kind of program Discovery should do more of and less stuff about Hillbillies and alligators, and I find it interesting. The last episode dealt with fuels, now they’re talking about buildings.
In the section on fuels, the one solution I thought was coolest was breeding algae. It grows in water, self-replicates like crazy, and doesn’t take up much space.
The thing I don’t like about the show is the format. They look at four or so new technologies, and whittle it down to a winner. This is good for sports, or talent show type programs, and it can even work for game programs, but it’s not the right format for trying to scientifically figure out solutions for our future.
We will need new technologies, and new ideas, on many fronts. Let’s try everything and see what works.