Debate

The big eco debate

We are in a race against time to prevent a climatic disaster. How much can we completely transform our lifestyles to avert catastrophe? Or could technology be the solution to the climate crisis?

In this debate, we’ll be exploring how our climate and environment will play a crucial role in shaping what lies ahead. Our panelists will be delving into questions like, how can one person’s voice start a mass movement for change? What can we do to make the future wilder? 

We’ll also be discussing how to engage the public in the fight against climate change, asking what the right balance is between hope and fear. And we’ll be imagining new experimental models for society that could regenerate our democracy in order to drive change.

In this discussion covering the most urgent aspects of the climate crisis we’ll be joined by:

  • Journalist, writer and environmental campaigner George Monbiot, who will share how lab-grown food could avert the climate crisis.
  • Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion Gail Bradbrook, who has been researching, planning and training for mass civil disobedience since 2010.
  • Associate Professor of Science and Technology Jack Stilgoe, who has been conducting research on the governance of emerging technologies, including genetically-modified crops, nanotechnologies, geoengineering, machine learning and self-driving cars.
  • British physicist and academic Joanna Haigh, who was previously co-Director of the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London. 

 

This conversation will take us to the forefront of the climate crisis in order to debate how humanity can both survive and thrive in the face of environment collapse.