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The quest for short-term profits has been to the detriment of a habitable planet. Mining, overfishing, and clear cutting have led to pollution, extinctions, and loss of nature. By combusting fossil fuels, we’ve gone beyond changing ecology to changing the very chemistry of the atmosphere and ocean. Extractive capitalism has upended our climate. Might it also, given the power of markets, help us find a way forward? This moment in human history requires nothing less than transformation — of electricity, transportation, agriculture, buildings — of our relationships to nature and each other. But we actually have most of the solutions we need, from renewable energy to regenerative farming. Can we implement them at scale within a financial system that maximizes quarterly profits? How might banks and corporations become a serious part of the solution? And what is the role of governments? Of communities? Of artists and storytellers? Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson will host journalists Naomi Klein and Emily Chasan for a conversation grappling with how we might transform our economy in order to address the climate crisis.
Space is limited for this event, so please note that the RSVPs are restricted to two tickets per person. We want to welcome everyone and will do our best to accommodate our audience, although we regret that an RSVP cannot guarantee entry. We encourage you to come early to find a seat or a spot.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and author of the New York Times and international bestsellers The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, This Changes Everything, and No Is Not Enough. A Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, reporter for Rolling Stone, and contributor for both The Nation and The Guardian, Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. She is co-founder of the climate justice organization The Leap. More at @NaomiAKlein.
Emily Chasan is the Sustainable Finance Editor at Bloomberg News, where she writes about trends in sustainable and impact investing, as well as corporate responsibility and governance. She edits Bloomberg Green’s weekly “Good Business” newsletter which provides actionable insights for investors and corporate leaders on sustainability. She was previously a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal‘s CFO Journal, and a senior correspondent at Reuters where she covered accounting, law, hedge funds, manufacturing, and the U.S. stock market. She led the wire service’s team of bankruptcy reporters during the financial crisis from 2008 to 2010. She’s also @echasan.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, and writer. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, and of the conservation consultancy Ocean Collectiv. She is a science scholar at Pioneer Works and a Brooklyn native. Her mission is to build community around climate solutions. Find her at @ayanaeliza.
This project is supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.