Earth To Be Determined: ECOLOGY, ECONOMY AND JUSTICE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD

China Mieville
China Mieville
Award-winning science fiction author; associate professor of creative writing, Warwick University in England (Photo credit Katie Cooke)

Erle Ellis
Erle Ellis
Associate professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; senior fellow, The Breakthrough Institute

Kevin Noone
Kevin Noone
Director, Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Kevin Noone
Paul Robbins
Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eighth Annual
Nelson Institute
Earth Day Conference


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monona Terrace Community
and Convention Center



We've entered a new geologic epoch called the Anthropocene -- "the age of humans" -- requiring new strategies for conservation and prosperity. Earth: To Be Determined explored challenges and opportunities presented by rapid, large-scale changes in the global environment, including implications for energy and climate, human health, natural resources, the economy, urban development, the demographics of the environmental movement and more.

British science fiction author China MiƩville, and leading ecologists Erle Ellis and Kevin Noone were among the featured speakers, along with Nelson Institute director Paul Robbins and others.

The all-day event on April 22 included exhibits, student and alumni awards, and panel discussions on a variety of topics.

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