Thirty Years of Climate Change: What Will the Next Three Decades Bring?
Aspen Ideas Festival, June 2017

We’ve been exploring the concept of climate change since 1988. Yet the problem continues to elude traditional solutions. Maybe the problem is it’s not a problem — it’s an emergent planetary force, and we have to build a new relationship to it. Science has made it clear that it’s a two-way relationship. What have we learned over the last 30 years, and what will the next 30 years bring?

Jacquelyn Gill, Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology, University of Maine
Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC)
Andrew Revkin (Moderator), Senior Reporter for Climate, ProPublica
Varun Sivaram, Douglas Dillon Fellow and Director, Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

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