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Lewis Dartnell
Space Agency research fellow, University of Leicester
Lewis Dartnell is a UK Space Agency research fellow at the University of Leicester, working in astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. His latest book is The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch (2014). He lives in London.
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Essay/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability
Out of the ashes

It took a lot of fossil fuels to forge our industrial world. Now they're almost gone. Could we do it again without them?

Lewis Dartnell