Climate change is perhaps humankind's largest existential crisis, with unabated emissions wreaking havoc on global environmental systems. Great technological leaps, unimaginable until recently, are scaling up to meet the challenge. BUT deployment of these will be hobbled by the looming lack of mineral-derived resources and workforce, leaving humankind unable to execute the transition. The talk will put forth ideas and concepts to stimulate discussion about how mines of the future could not only supply the transition but also, at the same time, address environmental and social needs. The answers literally lie in the rocks beneath our feet; please join in the discussions of how to unleash what is there.
Free and open to the public; no registration required. Online attendees can join via Zoom. Hosted by Columbia Climate School.