EXPLORING PLANETARY THINKING

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Image courtesy NASA Johnson Space Center Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth | https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/images/55418/the-blue-marble-from-apollo-17 | Published January 31, 2001, Data acquired December 7, 1972

Planetary Thinking Working Group (Goethe University, Senckenberg, and ISOE) in cooperation with University of Giessen, Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, and GRADE Sustain presents an online seminar series


We need a paradigm shift to develop solutions to global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and decline of natural resources. We call this paradigm shift – Planetary Thinking. It involves four levels: new self-understanding, new thinking, new solutions, and new processes. These levels are explored and connected through an interdisciplinary collaboration between natural sciences, social sciences, the humanities, and arts. The seminar series features four presentations by natural and social scientists who present how planetary thinking influences their research. The seminar includes a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question and answer session.

The seminar series will continue in November 2021.
Please have a look at the recordings of all previous lectures.