Keynote Speakers

Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress

Keynote Speaker

Michael is considered a “climate guru,” “North America’s leading public intellectual on clean energy,” and “high priest” of the environmental humanist movement.

He is an invited reviewer of the next Assessment Report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and advises policymakers around the world, including in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Michael has helped save nuclear reactors around the world, from Illinois and New York to South Korea and Taiwan, thereby preventing an increase in air pollution equivalent to adding over 24 million cars to the road.

Many environmentalists say climate change threatens to end human civilization and even humanity itself. Why then do they oppose the two technologies that have done the most to reduce carbon emissions, natural gas and nuclear, and insist on the two technologies that have done the least, solar panels and wind turbines? Is climate change really an apocalyptic threat? If not, what kind of a threat is it, and how can we deal with it? With natural gas’s role assured, and nuclear’s role in serious question, what matters and what doesn’t when it comes to expanding nuclear energy as a solution to climate change and other environmental problems? In this talk, Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment,” Michael Shellenberger, author of forthcoming Apocalypse Never, will offer answers to these questions, and others.

Keynote Address:Apocalypse Never: Why We Need Environmental Humanism

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