As the latest IPCC report made abundantly clear, human activities to date have kicked off unprecedented global warming and committed us to passing the 1.5°C mark early next decade. We must now confront what lies Beyond 1.5°C–the risks and choices that we face as we shape our climate future. Our fall event series invites you to do just that, guided by experts and thought leaders from across Woodwell’s global network. Registration coming soon–save the dates now.
Internalizing risk: What 1.5°C (and beyond) looks like
SEPTEMBER 22, 3 p.m. ET
Despite public perceptions, 1.5C degrees of warming has never been “safe,” and current events are raising awareness of the severity of impacts we face. This hard-hitting event brings into sharp relief the near-term physical, socioeconomic, and geopolitical risks of continued warming, and spotlight the power of internalizing climate risk for driving change in public- and private-sector decision-making.
Tipping points: Is there a point of no return?
OCTOBER 6, 3 p.m. ET
Ecosystems that have long absorbed and stored carbon threaten to become emissions sources, and ice sheets may be committed to complete melting long before they’ve disappeared. This cutting-edge discussion asks how close we are to climate tipping points, and what it would take to turn around.
Going negative: How much carbon can we capture?
OCTOBER 20, 3 p.m. ET
Preventing catastrophic climate change will require not only the elimination of fossil fuel emissions, but also removing significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. This innovative panel convenes experts on the three tools at our disposal: nature-based solutions, carbon capture technologies, and finance.
Just in case: What do we need to know about climate intervention?
NOVEMBER 3, 3 p.m. ET
Can we afford to engineer the climate? Can we afford not to? This conversation breaks the taboo on discussing solar radiation management, asking not whether we should or shouldn’t do it, but rather, what we need to know to answer one of the biggest questions of our age.
Seeing the Future: What do success and failure look like?
DECEMBER 9, 7 p.m. ET
Visualizing our future is critical to motivating wise choices today. In this endeavor, speculative fiction is a powerful complement to scientific projections. The final event in the series explores success and failure through the eyes of creatives and invites audiences to activate their own imaginations.