Democracy in the Anthropocene [D]

Sep 10, 2017 11:30 am
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
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Human actions have forced a new geological era upon the Earth: the Anthropocene, in which humans are more influential than any natural atmospheric, biospheric, geological, or hydrological process. This has grave consequences for our environment and climate, yet we continue to exploit the Earth despite all warnings. A radical change in approach is necessary – but is it possible? And can it be effected democratically?


CHRISTIANE GREFE [D] is reporter and editor for »DIE ZEIT« and author of numerous non-fiction books. Her last publications: »Global Gardening« and, together with 4 other authors, »Was tun? Demokratie versteht sich nicht von selbst«.


STEFAN RAHMSTORF [D] is a Professor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He is one of the authors of the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

BARBARA UNMÜßIG [D] is the President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. In addition to publishing numerous books and newspaper articles, she is an active advocate for global justice, climate policy, and gender policy.

HARALD WELZER [D] is a social psychologist. His book »Die smarte Diktatur. Der Angriff auf unsere Freiheit« [tr. The Smart Dictatorship: The Attack on Our Freedom] was published in 2016. He is a co-founder and director of the non-profit »FUTURZWEI. Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit« and on the board of the »Die offene Gesellschaft« initiative.