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Disruption, Implications and Choices.

Rethinking Transportation

The Social License

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Oct 6, 2020

Public perception can be a fickle thing. Behaviours, products, practices and technologies go in and out of favour all the time, and over the years, the morals and values of the majority change. Social acceptance of homosexuality, women voting, or racial integration was once deemed unimaginable but is now ubiquitous …

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Motor Car Allure

Is the allure of the motor car starting to fade?

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Jun 11, 2018

Americans love their cars. Have done since the first Model T Ford rolled off the production line back in 1908. By the mid-20s, more than 20 million were registered in the US.

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Zero Emission Miles

Zero emission miles: How to decarbonize road transport quickly and cheaply

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Mar 26, 2018

In my last blog, I talked in some detail about the need for leaders to rethink their road transport climate policy. This involves focusing on zero-emission miles (ZEMs) rather than zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).

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Rethinking Food & Agriculture

The Protein Universe: To an Infinite Protein Palate and Beyond, Thanks to Precision Fermentation

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Dec 6, 2021

According to a new report by the Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) initiative, a global investor network that aims to put factory farming on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda, animal agriculture is deeply unprepared for the transition to a sustainable food system. But there is one …

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To Save the Rainforests, Stop Doing the Things That Are Destroying Them

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Oct 13, 2021

Many scientists now believe that the Amazon is close to a tipping point, after which it would become a savanna rather than a rainforest. Instead of pulling greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, it will start pumping them into the atmosphere, leading so-called flying rivers – bands of moisture in …

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The Fermentation Led Disruption of Citric Acid

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Jan 6, 2021

What do the marmalade you put on your toast and the vitamin you perhaps take at the same time have in common? Both have an ingredient called citric acid, an ubiquitous, weak organic acid. Indeed, citric acid is the molecule that led to the technology which enabled the mass production …

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Rethinking Investment

The power of disruption: Winners take it all

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Feb 18, 2020

Tony Seba’s virtual stock portfolio, created 15 years ago and containing some of the most disruptive companies of the 21st century, has returned more than 2,500%, outperforming the market by 10x.

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