Beware the dreams of Pollyanna science. http://goo.gl/zEsA4H ??
The ecomodernist manifesto seems like the answer to our prayers. However, the framers, without exception passionate believers in the mighty power of science and technology as the way forward, base their arguments on assumptions that are at best open to question and at worst very dangerous. They assume that our technology will grow more and more complex. The risks of unattended technological complexity are not considered. They think that we will be able to feed more and more of us, while doing less and less harm to the rest of nature, but they offer no proofs other than Pollyanna wishful thinking. Worst of all, they unthinkingly divide the biosphere into two realms: the realm of MAN ad the realm of nature and they leave no doubt that they assume that the first is the important one. To my mind, the ecomodernist manifesto is profoundly unethical.