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Climate Futures: Beyond 02022

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Cowell Theater

Pier 2, Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, CA 94123

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Any possible decarbonization & horizontalization of power, any way towards justice & sustainability ought to be put on the table and tried.

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Note this talk has been rescheduled from its earlier date of 1/24/22

Livestream at 7:00pm PT on 3/2/22

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Long Now continues our dialog with the acclaimed writer Kim Stanley Robinson around climate futures, his attendance of COP26 and his most recent book The Ministry for the Future. Tackling topics from carbon quantitative easing, to political action, to planetary-level engineering, Robinson describes our current situation as "all-hands-on-deck" where every possible mitigation strategy should be tried. You can find our other talks with Kim Stanley Robinson on our YouTube channel.

COVID Policy for Attending In-person Talk:

  • Full COVID vaccination required for all attendees, no unvaccinated children may attend.
  • Proof of vaccination checked at door via QR code, physical vaccine card (or photograph of it), plus name match to valid government issued photo ID.
  • All attendees must wear masks inside at all times.
  • Attendees must stay home if they have any COVID symptoms.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the Cowell Theater, which has also upgraded their HVAC system to Merv 13 filtration.

Long Now and our partner venues have policies and procedures around COVID that are in place to keep our staff, members, and the public as safe as possible. We will comply with local and state guidelines, and will let ticket holders know if any guidelines change before the event. Cooperation and compliance with these policies are required of all ticket holders, staff and volunteers. Thank you so much!


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Kim Stanley Robinson is an American novelist, widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction and increasingly, climate fiction. His work has been described as humanist or literary science fiction and his use of scientific accuracy and non-fiction descriptions places him in the hard sci-fi genre.

Robinson has published more than 20 novels including his much honored "Mars trilogy", New York 2140 (02017), and The Ministry for the Future (02020). Robinson studied under Ursula K Le Guin and earned a Ph.D. in literature from UCSD with a dissertation on the works of Philip K. Dick.

Long Now Talks explore compelling ideas on long-term thinking from speakers around the world. Long Now members hear about our upcoming speakers first & can reserve 2 free tickets to the in-person talks. Become a member to support the series and help share the ideas around long-term thinking widely.

You can watch the videos, subscribe to our podcasts, and read about our ideas, interviews, projects, stories and musings spanning the deep past into the far future.

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Cowell Theater

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Our mission at The Long Now Foundation is to foster long-term thinking and responsibility. Recognizing that many problems of global magnitude can be traced back to a lack of long-term perspective, we offer a counterpoint to today’s pervasive “faster and cheaper” mindset. Through a variety of creative programs that bring arts and culture into dialogue with science and technology, we try to show that the theme of “slower and better” is an especially effective guide to help us generate ideas and insights that will benefit society within the framework of the next 10,000 years.

By encouraging thought and conversation about what might be in store for us in the next century, the next millennium, and the next geological era, The Long Now Foundation ultimately tries to expand our collective sense of the present moment: rather than focus only on the immediate “here and now,” we encourage people to become aware of the Big Here and the Long Now.

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