🌍 Theme Park Earth – Audio Version

Earth as home, resource, and tourist attraction.


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A short instalment this week. Two related, and telling, stories caught my eye. Take them as two signs of the times.

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If you’d prefer to read this week’s instalment, go here for the text version of Theme Park Earth.

Links in this week’s instalment

1. A few days ago Jeff Bezos spoke at an event called Our Future in Space. You can see the whole conversation here.

2. At the COP26 UN climate summit, a promise to ‘phase out’ coal was diluted at the last minute so that it’s now a promise to ‘phase down’ coal.

Thanks for listening this week.

I’ll be back as usual on Wednesday. Until then, be well,


David Mattin is the founder of the Strategy and Futures Research Unit. He sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Consumption.