The Aquarium’s goal for this Aquatic Academy is to explore prospects for balancing the needs of our growing population with the health of our planet. The information presented and the discussions taking place will be used to develop the script for “The Greatest Story Never Told”– the signature experience for the Aquarium’s upcoming Pacific Visions experience.
Prospects of Humankind in the 21st Century: Keys to a Better Future
Session 1: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Speaker: Jerry R. Schubel, president and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
Topic: An Overview of The Human Condition—Past, Present, and Prospects For The Future
- Sanitary facilities
Session 2: Monday, April 28, 2014
Speaker: Jesse Ausubel, director, Program for the Human Environment and senior research associate at The Rockefeller University
Topic: Creativity and Innovation Got Us Into This Pickle And They Are Our Only Way Out; What Will It Take? It May Surprise You.
Session 3: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Speaker: Michael Shellenberger, president, The Breakthrough Institute
Topic: On The Need For A New Kind of Environmentalism: One That Focuses on The Welfare of Humans in the Post Modern World.
Session 4: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Speakers: Steve Chazen, president and CEO, Occidental Petroleum, and Ted Nordhaus, chairman, The Breakthrough Institute
Topic: The Role of Energy in Our Future…Kinds and Amounts in the Developed and Developing World.