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The Ecomodernism Debate with Mark Lynas

January 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Speakers:  Mark Lynas, with commentaries by Paul Jepson, Connie McDermott and Richard Grenyer and a discussion chaired by Yadvinder Malhi

 Last year a number of thinkers launched “The Ecomodernist Manifesto” (www.ecomodernism.org).  Ecomodernism argues that traditional environmentalism has advocated that human societies need to be reintegrated into natural systems.  Instead, ecomodernism proposes that “decoupling” from natural systems, by encouraging urbanisation and using technologies such as nuclear power and plant genetic engineering, is a better way to feed and support billions of people in cities while still leaving more room for nature elsewhere.  These ideas have been controversial!

Author Mark Lynas (an original signatory of the ecomodernist manifesto) will talk on this topic, with commentaries by Paul Jepson, Connie McDermott and Richard Grenyer, and a dissussion chaired by Yadvinder Malhi.

 

Details

Date:
January 15, 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Organizer

Jane Applegarth
Email:
jane.applegarth@eci.ox.ac.uk

Venue

Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre
OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX5 1NS United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/

Details

Date:
January 15, 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Organizer

Jane Applegarth
Email:
jane.applegarth@eci.ox.ac.uk

Venue

Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre
OUCE, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX5 1NS United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/