Blueprint for Tomorrow: Economic Transformation through Science

Omni Shoreham January 8, 2019 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Jeff Nesbit

With C02 levels rising dramatically, threatening human existence, climate change is no longer just an “issue.” It’s a critical reality that impacts every single inhabitant on this home called Earth. We find ourselves in a boxed canyon as a planet.  In the next 10 to 15 years, life as we know it will start to change irreversibly. But there is a realistic way out. How can we effect lasting change with such an overwhelming crisis? The answer is in the opportunity that the crisis of climate change has created, one unparalleled in the world’s history. Over the next 15 years, necessary infrastructure shifts will cost $90 trillion dollars, most revolving around energy needs. We’re going to spend that money regardless. But how and where we spend those dollars is what matters.

Jeff Nesbit, Executive Director of Climate Nexus, will share his blueprint for real-time, workable solutions we can tackle together.  As laid out in his most recent book, This is the Way the World Ends, Nesbit’s blueprint explores the current economic transformation and offers a realistic, doable, and innovative plan—one that works with nearly every sector of the economy, each country at some level, and relies on individual decisions rather than international treaties. It’s a path forward that prevents the worst impacts of climate change, provides sustainable energy—enough for the world’s energy requirements—and could simultaneously lead to the greatest economic resurgence in history.