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Future Tense Event: How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:15pm to 3:30pm

***This is not a CGD event and will take place at the New America offices in Washington, DC***

Building More Equitable and Prosperous Societies panel

Todd Moss
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Humans are altering the Earth system at every scale, up to and including the global climate. Going forward, how will human ingenuity handle a warming world? We’re all familiar with the doomsday predictions of more droughts, fires, floods and economic disaster, but what are the possibilities for thriving in a changed climate? Our species is innovative and adaptive—rarely more so than when responding to stress and conflict. Join Future Tense to consider the question before us in these Anthropocene days: What opportunities does global climate change present for making our societies more equitable, prosperous, and resilient in the long run?

On Thursday, Jan. 15, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will discuss these issues at the New America offices in Washington, D.C. For the full agenda, please visit the Slate event page.


Thursday, January 15, 2015
12:15 PM - 3:20 PM