What Kind of Planet Do We Want?
14:30, Friday 27 May 2016 (1 hour 30 minutes)
San Mateo Marriott - Synergy 4
Human beings have been part the ecology for so long that a "world without us" would be utterly different than anything that existed in the past. Like it or not, we are in the anthropocene. So what kind of planet should it be? Given that mass exterminations of people are neither moral or likely, what are realistic objectives? Are there political and engineering pathways to get there?