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It’s time to stop worrying about climate change and start bracing for impact, says activist Paul Gilding: Global crisis is no longer avoidable. Gilding believes humanity entered a period of great economic and social transformation in 2008—the end of a world economy based on consumption and waste. Gilding, author of The Great Disruption, explores the challenges humanity faces over the next few decades (loss, suffering, and conflict as a kind of planetary overdraft is paid off) but says this time also will bring out compassion, innovation, resilience, and adaptability.
Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.