Press Release: Climate Change and Us – What Does the Future Hold?

San Francisco, CA – Climate experts discuss short- and long-term strategies for a warming planet. Peer beyond the headlines and discover what the IPCC report really says about global warming and what it means for our planet and for mankind.

Climate change is not slowing down and humans are a major factor in its acceleration. That’s the main gist of the fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment. But what does the report really say about the magnitude of climate change and humankind’s relationship with it? And what can we do to ensure a hospitable climate that supports health and opportunity for the future of life on Earth?

In partnership with The Long Now Foundation, swissnex San Francisco invites the public to the YBCA Forum on December 13, 2013, at 7:30 pm to discover the report’s key takeaways for the scientist, the citizen, and the entrepreneur. Panelists Susan Burns, Senior Vice President of the Global Footprint Network; Saul Griffith, inventor and Co-founder of Otherlab; Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, author, and professor; and IPCC contributors Gian-Kasper Plattner and Thomas Stocker discuss short- and long-term strategies for a warming planet.

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About swissnex San Francisco

swissnex San Francisco is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in science, education, art, and innovation. We highlight the best of Swiss and North American ingenuity and create opportunities for networking among our diverse group of professional contacts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and beyond. swissnex San Francisco is a public-private venture and an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs as an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.

About The Long Now Foundation

The Long Now Foundation was established in 1996 to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today’s accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

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Megan Williams
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swissnex San Francisco
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Danielle Engelman
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The Long Now Foundation
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