How does rapid transition happen? Discuss our chances with the New Weather Institute at the Hay Festival

Creeping climatic upheaval and corrosive global inequality are like two threads pulling apart civilisation’s fabric. To survive and thrive we face an unprecedented challenge of rapid transition. But the way we live is locked-in by multiple factors.

  • We are in the grip of a material culture of overconsumption which seems the only way to be.
  • We have an economic system dominated by finance and obsessed with environmentally destructive growth that also fails the poorest, and resists change however broken.
  • The infrastructure we depend on, our buildings, roads and homes themselves depend on the high and unsustainable use of energy.

Join us for this series of three talks in which leading, original thinkers explore our chances for rapid transition to a more equal way of living that respects planetary, ecological boundaries.

How Quickly Can We Change…Culture? 
31 May 2016 at 8.30pm
with Clare Brass, Molly Conisbee and David Boyle

 How Quickly Can We Change… Economics? 
1 June 2016 at 8.30pm
Andrew Simms and Richard Murphy

 How Quickly can we Change… the Built Environment? 
2 June 2016 at 8.30pm
Howard Johns, Lindsay Mackie, John Barrett, Andrew Simms

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