For the October issue of The Highlight, cafemadrid explores potential future solutions for mitigating the multidimensional impact of climate change by reimagining old concepts and outdated technology around issues from public health crises to food consumption and more. cafemadrid reporters are taking on the challenge of rethinking the tools we already have, whether that’s the meat we consume, the office spaces we haven’t returned to, or the batteries powering the electric vehicle revolution.
“We envisioned this as a thought experiment: what are old-fashioned ways of life that are changing now or need to change so that we can all have a better future? The stories we tell in this issue cover a range of topics that may seem different at first glance: what does striving to improve air quality in buildings have to do with figuring out how to recycle lithium batteries? But these questions are fundamental to human health and our planet, so we wanted to delve into new solutions to these complex challenges,” said editor-in-chief Samantha Oltman.
Contributors to the problem include: Karen Landman about how our interior spaces are not always designed with our health in mind; Kenny Torrella about how the meat consumption is an ecological and ethical disaster with enormous consequences; Neel Dhanesha on the wasted potential of landfills; Rani Molla about what will happen to the office space we no longer need; Rebecca Heilweil about old car manufacturers learning the importance of the transition to electric vehicles; and Rebecca Leber why we should recycle batteries for their parts.
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