What Do We Do with the Earth?
New technologies will conserve the planet's resources while promising food for all, endless energy and control over the climate.
Yet the global population is growing and more people are orienting themselves towards Western lifestyles - the demand for raw materials and energy is increasing. This exhibition area shows technologies that could change the way we deal with the earth's resources: Food should be produced more sustainably, electric power should be generated without greenhouse gas emissions and raw materials should be recovered. The big picture is illustrated by a giant globe. Eight high-performance beamers use current data to make the Earth system and the traces our life leaves on the planet visible. So what can, what must and what are we allowed to do so that the Earth remains habitable? Exhibits, hands-on stations and installations such as the "rubbish mountain" brought to life by projection reveal uncomfortable truths and hold out the prospect of solutions.