Earlier this month we visited the ‘Our Broken Planet’ exhibition at the Natural History Museum to discover more about how we as humans have altered the course of our planet, and proposed solutions on how to fix it.
Balancing reality with hope, the display demonstrates the devastating state of the climate emergency, partnering thought-provoking statistics with sustainable innovations that pave the way for a more positive future. Attendees are encouraged to interact and converse through written notes and stickers about what they can do to future-proof the planet, highlighting the importance of both individual and collective actions.
According to the exhibit, the ocean will play an integral part in this, channelling regenerative strategies and local knowledge. According to research carried out by the museum, seaweed and jellyfish are set to boom across the food market as specialists explore marine farming across Asia and Africa, combatting sustainability issues surrounding meat intake and harmful agriculture.
The museum also emphasises the importance of net-zero emission, showcasing the importance of renewable strategies moving forward. With that said, the UK government has set the goal to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. The display surrounding this goal highlights a plan for the future, with targets varying from increasing woodland areas to harnessing energy from offshore wind to reducing meat consumption.
We are already seeing these net-zero targets actioned, presented by King’s Cross carbon neutral estate. Located next to the creative hub of Coal Drops Yard, the district is developing a space that will nurture local species, growing a wildflower meadow to form a biodiverse site. Renewable energy sets out to create a carbon-neutral environment, with King’s Cross also supporting the development of a new solar farm in Southern England. The district is committed to planting over 600,000 trees over the next 60 years, helping to sequester over 120,000 tonnes of greenhouse gasses. The construction area marks a move towards more considered city environments, with long-term plans and commitments composing a gradual path towards a more optimistic future.
Our Broken Planet ties in with our Trendhub Macro: Book One, as we continue to explore our overriding theme of Protopia, an optimistic, but realistic approach to improving the world by addressing social, economic and environmental concerns one step at a time.
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