Tens of thousands of people from all over the world gathered on February 20, 2007 to participate in the Global Emergency Teach-in conducted by Architecture 2030. During this interactive webcast, 2030 issued The 2030 Challenge and The Speakers were:
Dr. James Hansen, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who talked about A THREAT TO THE PLANET.
Edward Mazria, AIA, Founder, Architecture 2030 delivered RESUSCITATING A DYING WORLD (2030 Challenge / 2010 Imperative).
And Chris Luebkeman, Director of Global Foresight and Innovation Initiative, ARUP spoke of DOING IS BELIEVING.
Paolo Soleri, staff and workshop participants watched the web-cast in the Soleri Office Unit.
As Architecture 2030 has shown, buildings are responsible for almost half (48%) of all energy consumption and GHG emissions annually; globally the percentage is even greater. Immediate action in the Building Sector, and a concerted global effort, are essential if we are to avoid hazardous climate change.
A special SCHOOL OF THOUGHT meeting was arranged this afternoon, to discuss reactions and hear Paolos comments on the issues.