The final straw, and other ways to save the planet

The final straw, and other ways to save the planet

Climate change and making the world a better place were hot topics at the Collision from Home conference. Emmet Ryan talks to four entrepreneurs about how they are trying to make a difference

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
5th July, 2020

“I have become death, the destroyer of worlds,” is probably the most famous thing ever said by someone who worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist and one of the fathers of the atomic bomb, was referring to his work in trying to blow things up. But one of the laboratory’s more recent alumni, Emma Rose Cohen, is trying to make them collapse....

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