The plan, at this point still sketchy, has three engineers. S Matthew Liao [pictured here] is a professor of bioethics at New York University. Anders Sandberg and Rebecca Roache are fellows who study ethics at the University of Oxford. The trio launched their “be-littler” idea in a paper called “Human engineering and climate change“, in 2012 in the journal Ethics, Policy and the Environment.
—So begins another Improbable Research column in The Guardian.
BONUS [unrelated]: “Schoolgirl ‘beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone’”