For the third talk in our Science Week series on impending global catastrophe, we've teamed up with Trinity College Dublin’s Graduate Students’ Union to host a debate on how humanity should deal with climate change. Expert guests and students will debate whether we should focus on mitigating climate change now, or hold out for future technologies to solve our problems.
New research and technologies are making waves in the fight to combat climate change. It is an important issue, but should we deal with other, more pressing matters first, and wait for more robust technology to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions?
Is it wise to wait for technologies to save humanity? Will futuristic technologies render current solutions meaningless? Just how high on the global risk register is climate change? Join us for a spirited conversation and let us know if you think we should act now or wait for technology to save the day.
Constantine Boussalis, Assistant Professor in Political Science at TCD will be chairing the event and speakers include Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist and lecturer at UCD, Hugh Fitzpatrick, student in MSc Environmental Science TCD, and Barry McMullin, Associate Professor at DCU faculty of engineering and computing.