Kim Stanley Robinson

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Kim Stanley Robinson dreams of a plausible utopia. As the author of over a dozen novels, Robinson explores the themes of sustainability, social and economic equality, and scientists as heroes. He is best known for his Mars trilogy, in which it is argued that capitalism is an outgrowth of feudalism, which could be replaced in the future by a more democratic economic system. His work has been labeled by reviewers as "the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing".

Most recently, he published a revised version of The Science in the Capital trilogy, condensing it into a single volume and renaming it as Green Earth.

In 1974, Robinson earned a B.A. in literature from the University of California, San Diego. In 1975, he earned an M.A. in English from Boston University and in 1982, he earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, San Diego.

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Geo-Engineering Climate Solutions

In an emergency, we’re told to “break the glass” and reach for the fire extinguisher.  Some would argue we’re in the midst of a climate emergency – so what’s the solution? Can we spray a firehose into the sky to cool down our atmosphere?  It may sound like science fiction, but there are climatologists who believe we can – and should – do something very much like it.