Climate Engineering in Berlin
Okay, first of a few announcements (posting as they become public):
In August, I'll be speaking in Berlin, Germany at the Climate Engineering Conference 2014. A major multi-day event, CEC2014 covers the gamut of climate engineering/geoengineering issues, from science to policy to media. I'm on two panels, and then a special extra event.
- On Tuesday August 19, I'll be part of the panel entitled CLIMATE ENGINEERING & HUMAN ENGINEERING: SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE, talking about "From the Anthropocene to the Noöcene":
Natural climate change is a well-understood driver of natural selection & evolution; it stands to reason, then, that human-driven climate change can be a driver of human-directed evolution. I’ll look at some of the implications of directed evolution as a tool for climate adaptation, and the parallels between climate engineering and biosystem engineering.
- On Thursday August 21, I'll be on the panel entitled CLIMATE ENGINEERING IN POPULAR CULTURE: ART, MEDIA, GAMES, AND FICTION, talking about my experiences with Project Bluebird and other gaming/simulation exercises.
- And most notably, the evening of Tuesday August 19 I'll be speaking at the Berlin Natural History Museum. I believe this one will be open to the public.
I'll actually be in Berlin for the entire week, so if any German/EU readers want to ping me about giving a talk nearby, please do let me know.
There are a couple more items I'll be announcing soon, so stay tuned -- same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel.