June 25 to July 2, 2023IRAS Conference The Wizards of Climate Change: How Can Technology Serve Hope and Justice?
Technological wizardry has been pitched against prophecies of environmental catastrophe since at least the mid-20th century. Innovate! Create! Only then can everyone win!--Simplify! Change your ways! Or all will be lost! The scientists on the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for example, tell us that large-scale deployment of carbon dioxide removal technologies is “unavoidable” if we are to prevent further dangerous temperature increases. They also argue that we must live less energy-intensive lifestyles to substantially reduce emissions. Addressing the many dimensions of climate change—such as energy and industrial production, urban and infrastructure planning, building construction and design, and land use—will require both new technologies and lifestyle changes.
Science, Religion & Society: The Online Series IRAS Sessions Webinars continue
Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone our 2020 Star Island conference until the summer of 2021. In order to continue to engage with IRAS themes and the IRAS community throughout the year, with Star Island’s generous support, we launched a live webinar series: Science, Religion, & Society. Over a years worth of collected session videos are available, and more to come.