THE NEW CLIMATE WAR: An Evening with Dr. Michael E. Mann and Luisa Neubauer
The first event of the series ESCAPING EXTINCTION | ÜBER:LEBEN
Thursday 15.04.2021, 19:00 CET
Free Online Event, Register here
BIOTOPIA is delighted to bring together renowned climatologist and author Dr. Michael E. Mann with climate activist and Fridays for Future co-organizer Luisa Neubauer for an exciting discussion about a battle plan to combat climate change and save our planet.
The event will be in English with simultaneous translation into German.
Registration is free.
With an introduction by Dr. Auguste von Bayern and moderation by Prof. Dr. Michael John Gorman, Founding Director of BIOTOPIA.
When it comes to saving our planet from a climate catastrophe, we are at a crossroads at which we must take action. Efforts of us as individuals must be joined by world-wide governmental and corporate action to reach a societal tipping point. Both speakers have made a strong case for this in the past and we are looking forward to bringing together their unique perspectives for a discussion on one of the most urgent challenges of our time.
Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). Mann is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries. He has written several books, including „Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change“, „The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines“, „The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy“, and the children’s book „The Tantrum that Saved the World“. In his most recent book, „The New Climate War – The Fight to Take Back Our Planet” he shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility for climate change onto the individual, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet.
Luisa Neubauer, born 1996 in Hamburg, is one of the co-organizers of Fridays for Future and the one of the most prominent representatives of the German movement in the media. In 2018, she met the Swedish student Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Change Conference and then started the movement in Germany together with other activists. Since then, Luisa Neubauer has met various heads of state and government, participated in the World Climate Conference in Madrid and the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Luisa Neubauer graduated in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in geography. She is currently studying resource analysis and management in the master's program at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen. She co-authored the German book „Vom Ende der Klimakrise: Eine Geschichte unserer Zukunft” ("From the End of the Climate Crisis - A History of Our Future") in 2019 with Alexander Repenning. Luisa currently lives in Berlin, hosts the Spotify Original Podcast "1.5 degrees" and writes a column at Stern magazine.