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This OMEGA webinar is a discussion on the recently published scientific article entitled Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future. An international group of 17 leading physical and social scientists, including OMEGA Advisory Board member Joan Diamond, have produced a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the state of civilization, warning that the outlook is more dire and dangerous than is generally understood. The paper has generated over a thousand media articles and interviews which suggests that public interest is…Find out more »
Love in a Ghastly Time Webinar Presented Feburary 22nd, 2021 “We have become dangerous to each other while this virus hops from one to another. …. Yet there are people coming closer together, knowing the danger. Knowing that it’s dangerous, they’re still taking that step to love someone else, whether it’s in their household or bringing food to a neighbour, and that’s love. Thinking about these terms like reciprocity and collectively and the new politics – one of the things…Find out more »
Our speaker will be Michael Webber. His first book, Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival, was accompanied by a one hour documentary. His book Power Trip: The Story of Energy was published in 2019 and positively reviewed by The New York Times, it was the basis for a six-part PBS documentary of the same name released in 2020.Find out more »
April 29th, 2021 at 10:00am PST OMEGA Webinar with Shanna H. Swan, PhD & Pete Myers, PhD Hosted By Shorey Myers Dr Shanna Swan’s recently published book Countdown describes the long term trends of declining reproductive health in men and women across a wide variety of metrics. On our webinar, Dr Swan will explore these trends and their ramifications in more detail. Dr Pete Myers will expand our understanding of these trends into non-human species and will lead a discussion about what these trends…Find out more »
OMEGA webinar with grassroots community organizers Isabel Castillo, Ebony Guy, Duane Edwards and Russel Chisholm will be in conversation with Shorey Myers Co-hosted by Virginia Organizing, Foresight Analysis Nexus (FAN), The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB), and The Resilience Project (TRP) While the Global Challenges faced by OMEGA are wide-ranging, the impacts are concretely felt by communities on the front lines. Three grassroots organizers working on issues including racism, climate change, and extractive industries share their views…Find out more »
Resilience is broadly defined as the capacity to recover quickly from disruption. At the personal level, we seek to recover from illness, the loss of loved ones or jobs, or misfortunes of any kind, but in the past year, whole systems—economic, environmental, social, and political—have experienced significant disruption. Conscientious people everywhere have responded by joining or organizing activities to strengthen resilience in one or more of these systems. You may or may not be one of them. There is already…Find out more »
Join Host Michael Lerner with Richard Heinberg for a conversation about his new book, Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival
Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen previous books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis.
Richard Heinberg has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as Nature, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, The American Prospect, Public Policy Research, Quarterly Review, Yes!, and The Sun; and has appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour.Find out more »
A conversation with American Science Fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, Author of more than twenty books, including the international bestselling Mars trilogy, and more recently Red Moon, New York 2140, Aurora, Shaman, Green Earth, and 2312.
In 2008 he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. He works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and UC San Diego’s Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. His work has been translated into 25 languages and won a dozen awards in five countries, including the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards. In 2016 asteroid 72432 was named “Kimrobinson.”Find out more »