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Town Hall Seattle: Science Series

The Science series presents cutting-edge research about biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, geology, astronomy, and more. These events appeal to many different levels of expertise, from grade school students to career scientists. With a range of relevant applications, including medicine, the environment, and technology, this series expands our thinking and our possibilities.

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Town Hall is a gathering place where ideas are planted and movements grow. It’s where we come together as a community to listen and be heard—to ask and answer the big questions facing our city and our world. Annually, we present hundreds of artists and scholars, and collaborate with more than 150 grassroots groups in our self-produced programs. Rooted in the belief that we all deserve a voice, our programming reflects—and inspires—our region's best impulses: creativity, empathy, and innovation. With our podcast series, we take one more step towards making our programming accessible to all. 

May 29, 2017

In the face of widespread fear and apathy, Paul Hawken, an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author, pulled together an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and activists (including Michael Pollan and Elizabeth Kolbert) to compile Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. The result is a set of 100 realistic techniques and methods—some well known, others obscure—to address climate change. Hawken aims to prove that the solutions exist, are economically viable and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. He contends that these methods, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, represent a credible path toward not just slowing the earth’s warming, but actually reaching drawdown, the point when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere start to decline.

Recorded live at Town Hall Seattle Friday, April 21, 2017