“I think that selling this idea that if you become a geoscientist in the 21st century, the frontier is not up there in the sky, but is down there underneath your feet.”
In this thought-provoking episode, expert geoscience communicator Iain Stewart opens our eyes to the “hidden commons” of the subsurface. Listeners will be captivated by Iain’s vision of the subsurface as a new frontier, not just for resource exploitation but as a space for sustainable development and urban innovation. This episode will inspire and help give geoscientists a new language to talk about the importance of their work to the world.
“How do we move towards a greater societal understanding of what’s required to achieve the goals of decarbonization? Building a sustainable society requires everybody, all the citizens, to do a whole bunch of different things, many of which are minor.”
Murray W. Hitzman, the Director of iCRAG, highlights the energy transition and how to communicate it with the public. With Ireland’s advantageous position for harnessing wind and solar power, as well as the untapped potential of geothermal energy, Murray provides a portrait of a country that’s not only capable of making significant strides in sustainability but is also a microcosm for global change. This conversation is a powerful reminder that sustainability is a multifaceted issue that requires collaboration, innovation, and a willingness to embrace new challenges.
Kurang Mehta discusses the November special section on carbon management in The Leading Edge.
- Learn about the history and methods of carbon capture and storage.
- Gain perspective on how industry experience can inform new approaches while addressing the biases geoscientists take into carbon management.
- Discover how students drive research and the importance of working together in academia and industry.