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What Will Our Planet Look Like in 100 Years?

Aug 26, 2015 | 28 videos
Video by The Atlantic

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of scientists, activists, academics, and filmmakers to envision what Earth would look like in a century. "We know that the oceans control weather patterns—we haven't got the foggiest idea still about how they're changing, but they're changing rapidly and dramatically," says the oceanographer David Gallo. "That's not good for humans, we don't like change and change is coming." Other panelists include Pete McBride, Louie Psihoyos, M. Sanjayan, Leilani Munter, Kathryn Sullivan, and Luiz Rocha.


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Authors: Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Sam Price-Waldman, Jaclyn Skurie

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