C1 Revue: Climate Fantasy & Denial


Today we look at fact and fiction in our approach to the climate challenge. A handful of scientists want to tinker with the sky in a process called geo-engineering. Others call this arrogance. Most Americans simply aren’t talking about climate change at all. Why not? Meanwhile, Hollywood has taken notice. It’s rolling out movies depicting a climate catastrophe. Science fiction thrillers describe people resorting to eating bugs after the climate apocalypse. Is truth stranger than fiction?

Part 1: Cli-Fi 2015
Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal
Kim Stanley Robinson, Author, 2312

Part 2: Hacking the Climate
Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University
Albert Lin, Professor of Law, U.C. Davis
Jane Long, Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering, Bipartisan Policy Center
Armand Neukermans, Physicist and Inventor

Part 3: Climate Cognition
George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
Kari Norgaard, Associate Professor, Sociology and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon
Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try not to Think About Global Warming