Climate Futures

by Annelisa Kingsbury Lee

How are we going to live with anthropogenic global warming? Climate Futures at Harvard talks to professors, activists, and experts about possible social and technical futures of an increasingly unstable world. This season, Climate Futures hunts down big ideas from Kim Stanley Robinson’s climate sci-fi novel Ministry for the Future. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E04 - Solar Geoengineering

    S01 E04 - Solar Geoengineering

    Harvard’s Professor David Keith might just be the world’s foremost solar geoengineering researcher. He talks to Climate Futures about the extraordinary plan to inject sulfur into the stratosphere and cool the planet. This plan mig...

    28:34
  • S01 E03 - The Climate Coin

    S01 E03 - The Climate Coin

    Dr. Delton Chen’s Carbon Reward was the direct inspiration for Kim Stanley Robinson’s writing on a climate blockchain. Dr. Chen argues that we need a whole new type of carbon pricing: a currency that rewards carbon mitigation, in ...

    29:47
  • S01 E02 - The Right to Climate?

    S01 E02 - The Right to Climate?

    Attorney at Our Children’s Trust Kimberly Willis tells us about the legal rights of young people to a safe and stable climate. Kimberly explains why young people can sue the U.S. government to take climate action and why these law...

    31:04
  • S01 E01 - Space-Based Solar Power

    S01 E01 - Space-Based Solar Power

    Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysicist Dr. Martin Elvis explains how beaming power down from solar panels in space might help us decarbonize travel - and how the iron from asteroids might make it all possible.Dr. Elvis’s book on aster...

    31:29