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Our Future on a Hot Earth

If climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced, then why are we doing so little? Will the corona pandemic make it worse or better? And where do we go from here? Jelmer Mommers in Conversation with Matthew Stadlen.

The story of the climate is the story of the 21st century: the single most important battle that our generation faces. But faced with the scale of the crisis, most people would prefer not to talk or even think about climate change. Most of us cannot help but feel helpless.

Dutch journalist Jelmer Mommers believes that denial and despair are not the only possible responses to the crisis. There is another story, where the consequences of our actions add up – and every contribution is meaningful.

In this free, livestreamed conversation with broadcaster Matthew Stadlen, Jelmer will draw on the latest climate science to help us find hope in the midst of the climate crisis. He will explore the impact of COVID-19 and our responses to it on climate change. And he will describe how we got here, what possible futures await us, and how you can help to truly make a difference.

Jelmer Mommers

Praise for Jelmer Mommers

‘As a journalist, Jelmer Mommers has broken important stories about how we got in our current climate mess; as a thinker, he shows us there may still be some ways out, if we move with grace and speed. A fine account of where we stand, and where we could go if we wanted to!’ Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist, activist and founder of 350.org

‘I’m not exaggerating when I say this is one of the most important books I’ve read this year.’ Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists

This event takes place at 6:30pm British Summer Time.

For more information and to book tickets with How To Academy, see here: https://www.howtoacademy.com/events/our-future-on-a-hot-earth/

About the author(s)

Jelmer Mommers (b. 1987) reports on climate change for De Corres­pondent. In 2017 he made world news when he unearthed an old climate film made by Shell. In 2018 he published internal Shell docu­ments, which later provided the basis for Milieudefensie’s (Environmental defense) lawsuit against the Dutch company. Previously Mommers...
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10 Aug