Monday 25 March, 5.30pm-7pm Old Combination Room, Trinity College
"Suppose in 100 years time, 2119, humanity has stabilised the situation on planet Earth: we have passed the peak in human population and it is declining—voluntarily—without war, pandemic or famine; we have halted the catastrophic fall in biodiversity; we have dealt with carbon and other emissions and stabilised the climate; we have minimised our demands on the Earth's ecosystems and resources and now consume less than the planet regenerates each year (food, water, fuel, forests, soils, fish and so on); we have all but stopped mining and recycle all the minerals we need; and we have stopped polluting our ecosphere and vastly reduced our energy use. The Earth is now healing itself. How did we make that happen? What principles did we use to guide our actions? Most importantly, how did we organise ourselves?"
Dr. Steb Fisher is an Honorary Research Fellow and Sessional Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability at Federation University Australia. He is Director and Founder of The Pathfinder Network (Australia) which advises working communities in Business, Government and the Voluntary Sector looking beyond sustainability. It helps communities put the principles of sustainability into practice not just for survival, but to live happily and in harmony with our world. "Instead of trying to sustain the way we live, we might ask how to create a sustainable way of living." He spent eleven years with BP, involved in the main stream of refining, shipping and trading activities culminating in the development of an export refinery in Indonesia.
Watch live online: Professor Chris Rapley CBE will discuss with Dr. Helen Czerski and Prof. Tim Lenton, the work and life of James Lovelock. Lovelock will join the discussion by way of prerecorded interview segments, recorded especially for this session in March 2019.
This event will take place as part of the Cambridge Science Festival in conjunction with #CCLS2019. The event in Cambridge has sold out but will be live-streamed above and on Facebook. Send questions to the speakers by Twitter or our Facebook page using the hashtag #CCLS2019.
WATCH AGAIN: Ro Randall - Climate, Psychology, Conversation: the unconscious dynamics of how we talk about climate change
Lecture 4, March 7th, 7:00pm (GMT): Rosemary Randall (Climate Psychology Alliance)
Title: Climate, Psychology, Conversation: the unconscious dynamics of how we talk about climate change