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Time travel and climate: changing the past to fix the future

Time travel and climate: changing the past to fix the future

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23 October 2021 12:00

End time

23 October 2021 13:00

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CET

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What would you do if you invented a time machine? Would you travel back to the past, to alter history or fix mistakes? Or would you rather jump forward, to collect future knowledge and bring back advanced technologies? And how could a time machine help us reinvent our energy system?

What would you do if you invented a time machine? Would you travel back to the past to alter history or fix mistakes? Or would you rather jump forward, to collect future knowledge and bring back advanced technologies?

Led by the audience, these and other challenging questions were asked to two of Europe’s top experts on climate change and energy: Professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Commission, and Professor Peter Lund, co-chair of the SAPEA working group on Europe’s energy transition.

How did we get ourselves into such a mess with climate change? When and how did it all go wrong — and could we have done otherwise? What information about the future do we need to help guide our energy choices now? And how do today’s scientists model tomorrow’s world without the aid of a time machine? Listen to what the two experts said in response.

This event was part of Berlin Science Week 2021.

AC Coppens

AC Coppens

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Professional moderator
Peter Lund

Peter Lund

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Professor, Aalto University
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Nebojša Nakićenović

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Deputy Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
Director of The World In 2050
Former director-general of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
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