The Anthropocene appears to be an epoch of destruction and extinction. But professors SIMON L LEWIS and MARK A MASLIN, authors of Human Planet argue that two simple and increasingly popular ideas - the Universal Basic Income and Half Planet - could finally transform human society into a sustainable - and pleasant - place
Based on current performance tropical forests, the world's most biodiverse ecosystems, are set to be reduced to species-impoverished fragments by the end of the century, writes Simon Lewis. But it's not inevitable. Decisive action by the world's governments in Paris in December could secure desperately needed change.