Love in a Ghastly Time

Summertime in Winter ​with Akwasi Aidoo, poet, human rights and peace advocate.

OMEGA Webinar -Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future

Guests: Paul Ehrlich, Joan Diamond, Gerardo Ceballos, Nate Hagens, and Bill Rees Host: Michael Lerner

“The World that Food Made” with Raj Patel

Raj Patel is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and academic with voluminous experience and expertise in understanding and seeking change in food systems.


Omega Collaborative Webinar with Kim Stanley Robinson

Virtual Virtual Event

October 1 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am PDT


Hosted By Michael Lerner

In Collaboration with The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB),The Resilience Project (TRP), Foresight Analysis Nexus (FAN), The New School at Commonweal

Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Ministry for the Future” has received widespread acclaim. It has become a fundamental speculative fiction text for those interested in finding hope in climate change and the global polycrisis. Robinson imagines a heat spike in India that kills millions. The secretariat of the Paris Accord sets up a Ministry for the Future in Zurich and names an ex-Irish PM to head it . The story describes how she succeeds in stabilizing the climate.

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the international bestselling Mars trilogy, and more recently Red Moon, New York 2140, Aurora, Shaman, Green Earth, and 2312. He was sent to the Antarctic by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program in 1995 and returned in their Antarctic media program in 2016.

In 2008 he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. He works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and UC San Diego’s Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. His work has been translated into 25 languages and won a dozen awards in five countries, including the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards. In 2016 asteroid 72432 was named “Kimrobinson.”

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A conversation with Richard Heinberg on his book, Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

Virtual Virtual Event

September 24 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am PDT


The New School at Commonweal, OMEGA, and The Resilience Project invites you a conversation hosted by Michael Lerner to discuss Richard’s new book, Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival.

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen previous books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis.

He has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as Nature, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, The American Prospect, Public Policy Research, Quarterly Review, Yes!, and The Sun; and has appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour.

He is also the author and narrator of Post Carbon Institute’s 22-video Think Resilience online course.

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