The Un-Natural World: The Race to Remake Civilization

When Sep 26, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where University Club
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We now live in a world in which every year is the hottest year on record, in which ocean levels are rising, species are dying, and pollution is growing. With the regularity of grim forecasts about the future of the planet it is easy to despair about the impact of human progress. Imagine, however, drones that can count trees, a stove fueled by human and animal waste, extinct animals brought back to life, and rocks that can absorb greenhouse gas. If human beings are capable of destroying the environment, then we should also be capable of saving it.

Join us for the World Affairs Council's "World at Home" speaker series in September, as David Biello, the Science Curator for TED, looks at the more hopeful side of environmental change. With electric cars, artificial rocks, and resurrecting extinct species no longer the stuff of science fiction, Biello will give an overview of the ways humans are trying to engineer the world for the better, where we're succeeding and where we've failed before.

Public $20, Students $10 (*scholarships available), WAC Members Free. Register here.
*Thanks to a generous donation by the William E. Barth Foundation, a limited number of complimentary tickets are available for students who wish to attend. If you are an educator or student and would like to request tickets, please complete this form.

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