Think & Drink
Hosted Conversation Series Takes the Humanities Out for a Nightcap
Our Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations to pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas around the state. Past events tackled topics from Prohibition to consumerism, and sparked lively conversation about morality, religion, history, and politics. Our Think & Drink events center around a common theme: Race, Place, and Culture. Events are held each year in Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima, and Spokane.
- June 30 in Seattle
Topic: Earth, Interrupted: Climate Change and Geo-engineering
Washington State is facing one of the worst droughts in its history, and the fire season could be unprecedented. Yet even with events like these happening with increasing frequency around the world, we still lack the political and social will to do much about them.
But there are some who say about this lack of action, “So what?” If technology has already worked so many wonders, why can’t it reduce some greenhouse emissions?
“Earth, Interrupted: Climate Change and Geo-engineering” is a moderated discussion hosted by Humanities Washington about the promise, problems, and ethical implications of using technology to intervene in the Earth’s natural systems.
Speakers: Lauren Hartzell Nichols, environmental specialist and professor of philosophy, and Thomas Ackerman, professor of atmospheric sciences at University of Washington. Moderated by Zaki Hamid, program director at Humanities Washington
When: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118