Swancon 2016 @ Pan Pacific Hotel,

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Big Weather: Predicting a future climate

From Monday 14:00 until Monday 15:00 (60 Minutes)

Participants: Jack Bridges, Chris Creagh, Cat Sparks

Tags: Does Not Need Moderator, panel, Academic

Within the next century runaway climate change will radically change the nature of the planet Earth. Temperatures will increase, oceans will acidify, sea levels will rise, cities will flood and food and water supplies will diminish. What will the Earth of 2115 look like? What effects will it have on speculative fiction attempting to accurately portray the future? A panel of specialists explore the very grave risks that humanity faces and suggest ways in which human civilizations may evolve and adjust in the coming decades. Can SF authors find a way through the chaos even if governments can not. Full abstract is online at https://2016.swancon.com.au/content/academic

South Ballroom (Large Panel Room)