The Explorers Club lecture with Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE for Climate Week
The Explorers Club presents: Actions
Bill McKibben - "Timing is everything: seizing this climate moment"
Educator, Environmentalist, and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben will reflect on the thirty years since the 1989 publication of The End of Nature, the first book for a general audience on what was then called the greenhouse effect.
In that time, the crisis has grown greatly in severity--what were warnings have become bulletins from the front lines. But we've also seen engineers provide possible solutions--and the rise of a movement to push hard for them. So now we're at the critical moment: can we make things happen fast enough to matter?
How creative responses to the climate crisis can be explored by scientists, architects, composers, and explorers. Actions is an evening that crosses disciplines to show how proactive and dynamic responses to our ongoing climate crisis can reshape the way we think of the human-caused issues in the global environment.
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues.
Valorie Valentine Aquino is a scientific researcher, anthropological archaeologist, and movement building strategist, who is proud to have the Philippine Islands as her birthplace. She is Executive Director and co-founder of March for Science, the largest decentralized grassroots science advocacy and activism group.
Mitchell Joachim is Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor of at NYU. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and fellowships with TED, Moshe Safdie, and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List” and selected by Rolling Stone for “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”.
Jacquelyn Francis, MS Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University, is the founder and a Director of the Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP), a non-profit dedicated to finding pathways to activate and accelerate climate solutions in order to reduce global greenhouse gasses and increase uptake of carbon. Ms. Francis created and serves as Executive Director of the Keeling Curve Prize (KCP), the initial program of the GWMP. The KCP competition has awarded half a million dollars to 20 ongoing efforts around the world in the last 2 years.