I'm Gordon Brander, a design engineer exploring climate, agriculture and the tools we'll need to adapt. I build open source software for plants at MIT Open Agriculture.
12,000 years ago, our climate changed dramatically. Snow melted, glaciers thawed, and people began to plant seeds.
The previous climate change transformed us from hunters into farmers. The next climate change will transform us from farmers into engineers.
We'll need a swiss-army knife of tools to adapt. Automated farming, controlled environments, gene editing, precision agriculture... My thesis is that all of these are data problems, and software will be our biggest lever.
The future is neon green.