The White Barrow Initiative was a global attempt to repair and reverse climate change. United by the reality of the situation, government, industry, religion and science came together to create a series of ‘campfire’ sites.
The campsites focused on five umbrella projects each with hundreds of other projects operating under them. Nothing was off the table, and research began into everything from consciousness transferral and cybernetics to Artificial Intelligence and genetic modification. All of which was steered towards addressing the five core issues at the heart of climate change, as expressed in the Earthshot Prize.
The five projects were based on ambitious nanotech, hopeful of success, occasionally looked like something from wild sci-fi, and in one case totally classified. The aim was to fix the world.
They almost made it.