Climate Change and the Scientific Community

Friday, 14 February 2014
Regency C (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Kim Stanley Robinson , science fiction author, Davis, CA
Despite its frequent extraterrestrial settings, Kim Stanley Robinson's work is as much about climate change as exploring new worlds, and, given the current global climate situation, present compelling speculative narratives of a very pressing topic. In this talk, Robinson will discuss the ways in which mankind has the ability to influence climate, both now and in the future. While some of these capabilities may lead to positive outcomes, such as the terraforming of Mars, the perils associated with them are legion.