Talks & Workshops

How the Human Story Shapes Life’s Most Precious Resources by Nathan Walworth

ECO PAVILION

After researching climate change from the tropics to Antarctica, Dr. Nathan Walworth determined that the causes of environmental degradation are the product of human decision-making on a global scale. In his Scratch Talk, Nathan will discuss how humans decision-making is driven by emotion from their own narratives, which are built from cultural storytelling. Since the growing human population is outpacing the current use of natural resources, then the way humans make decisions will dictate the planet's destiny. These decisions will depend on how our cultures evolve together. No matter how much green technology is invented to try and clean up what our decisions have done to the planet, we can never change the current course if we don't first change ourselves.

After researching climate change from the tropics to Antarctica, Dr. Nathan Walworth determined that the causes of environmental degradation are the product of human decision-making on a global scale. In his Scratch Talk, Nathan will discuss how humans decision-making is driven by emotion from their own narratives, which are built from cultural storytelling. Since the growing human population is outpacing the current use of natural resources, then the way humans make decisions will dictate the planet's destiny. These decisions will depend on how our cultures evolve together. No matter how much green technology is invented to try and clean up what our decisions have done to the planet, we can never change the current course if we don't first change ourselves.