Stockholm seminar

Rethinking Economics in the Age of Abrupt Climate Change

Seminar with Stuart Scott, Deputy Director General of IESCO, 13 January 2015

As the world focuses more intently on the threat of abrupt and possibly 'runaway' climate change, greenhouse gases are still the officially recognized cause. Going further, many people indict the fossil fuel industry, whose products provide the energy to run a constantly growing global economy. While the common wisdom remains that 'growth is good' and thus exponential growth is excellent, we have reached a point in the human project on Earth where that fundamental belief must be called into question.

This briefing will cite the evidence for the commencement of runaway climate change, which many scientists assert forms an existential threat to human civilization. It will identify with clarity the secret hiding in plain sight, that it is the global devotion to exponential economic growth that is causing the radical destabilization of the climate system. It will conclude with the assertion that the current global economic paradigm must be changed to avert the collapse of civilization.

About Stuart Scott
Stuart Scott is the Deputy Director General of the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO). He is an international educator, public speaker, advisor, and strategist on Climate Change, sustainability and ecological safety. Previous experience includes associate of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, participant at UN Climate Negotiations, Chief Ecological Officer of NagaCorp, Ltd., Hong Kong, and first environmentalist stockbroker on Wall Street in 1977. He is also the founder of an information technology consultancy to New York City's major banks and university instructor in Mathematics, Statistics and Critical Thinking. 

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11:00-12:00 
Tuesday 13 January 2015

Linné Hall, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA)
Lilla Frescativägen 4A
SE-114 18 Stockholm 

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