Feb 18th, 2019
Johan Rockström, Potsdam Institute for Climate Action Research (PIK) speaks about the pressure that unsustainable human development puts on planetary equilibrium, challenging 12,000 years of interglacial stability, known as the Holocene. Only exponential action and an earth-system’s approach to course correcting our global carbon footprint will avert a climate crisis, and avoid reaching an irreversible tipping point toward an undesirable and potentially catastrophic state for humanity and life on earth. In his interview, Johan explains the carbon law and its scalability and how individuals, communities, companies and governments can and ought to take immediate action.
Now that global change is accelerating faster than scientists have predicted. “The accelerated speed, scale, and scope of earth system’s change should give us good cause to be nervous…” Johan Rockström