Forecasting Environmental Change
Updated: Nov 26
On November 3, 2022, 9 a.m. PDT on Zoom - Institute For The Future (IFTF) is having a Foresight Talk: How to Forecast Environmental Change without Being an Environmental Scientist. Register here
"How do you comprehend the future of climate change at a planetary scale? Join IFTF Distinguished Fellow Mike Liebhold to learn how he uses combinatorial forecasting and systems thinking to track changing ecosystems, behavioral systems, and core technologies such as green computing and climate modeling. Drawing on his decades of experience, Mike will walk us through the current planetary crises he’s tracking and share a few concrete methods for tracking them."
"Mike Liebhold is now retired but actively researching the applications of technology to restore future planetary environmental health. Previously, Mike served from 2003-2019 as Distinguished Fellow and senior technology researcher at the Institute for the Future, interpreting technological underpinnings of tomorrow’s world, including whole systems, data networks, immersive media, spatial and contextual computing."
ITFT has has a newly redesigned website. Check it out.
You will probably want to download ITFT's 2021-2031 Map of the Decade called Building Climate- Positive Organizations. The Map is a series of deep-dive forecasts designed to help your organization identify opportunities for transformation that you can act on today to become climate-positive."
IFTF offers courses on Futures Thinking, Collaborative Foresight, Forecasting Skills and Urgent Optimism on Coursera.
Coursera also has nearly 200 courses on climate change from various universities, some of them free! What a great resource!