Mike consults, thinks, writes and researches on sustainability and responses to 21st century problems. He is the founder and director of Small World Consulting Ltd and the author of several acclaimed books, including There is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years, and How Bad Are Bananas? The carbon footprint of everything. He is a professor at Lancaster University, where his research includes supply chain carbon modelling, sustainable food systems and the environmental impact of ICT. He has made numerous speaking, radio and television broadcast appearances to promote public awareness of sustainability and climate change issues.
Talk: There Is No Planet B: How can science help us and is it enough?
For all the great things that science and technology have brought to humanity, we are currently accelerating into a polycrisis. Going forward, how can more science and technology help us? Where does it fit into the systemic change required and what else might be needed? Does humanity need a new relationship with technology and if so, what does that look like and how can it be achieved?