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Climate Utopias and Dystopias

New Ways of Thinking about the Future

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Sat 21 May 2016

Climate Utopias and Dystopias

New Ways of Thinking about the Future

Utopia Cropped
Sat 21 May 2016,

Climate change may displace upward of 150 million people during the twenty-first century. The world needs to produce as much food during the next 35 years as has ever been produced during the history of agriculture to date. Floods and droughts will ravage many parts of the world. And human beigns are notoriously unable to consider and plan for the future.

But the Paris agreement on climate change has ushered in a new era of willingness to tackle climate change, and new technologies and ways of thinking about the future are emerging that may enable us to head for a better rather than a dreadful future.

Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol), Mike Page (University of Hertfordshire) and author Chris Goodall examine the challenges and the opportunities that await us.

Part of Creating Real Utopias in the 21st Century, a two-day festival in association with the University of Bristol’s Anticipation Research Group.

Illustration by Cai Burton.

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