ZRUŠENO: Ondřej Kunčar – „Climate Change -The Issue Is Something Different Than You Might Think“


Datum / čas
Date(s) - 20.03.
13:30 - 15:15

Místo konání
ČVUT CIIRC Penthouse – 10. patro

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Recently growing protests of social movements across the whole world and more and more drastic events such as the bushfire crisis in Australia have caused climate change to become a regular topic both in the mainstream media and in conversations between ordinary people.

The reporting and the resulting discussion usually revolve around narratives and topics such as what Greta Thunberg said or did, what happened or respectively did not happen at the last UN Climate Change conference, that we should drive less and should become vegetarians, that we should start protesting and force the governments to finally do something serious about the problem, that we cannot do much because it is mostly India and China causing it, whether it is enough how far the last Tesla model can drive on one charge, how to restrict the fossil industry and what we are going to do if there is no wind and no sun at the same time.

Two years ago I left my job as a computer science researcher at a university in Germany and after some recovery time I joined the climate justice movement and became an activist. It has been turbulent one and a half years of learning by doing, which feels like 10 years by now. In my talk I will not go into technical discussions how we can store electricity at night nor will I take a moralistic stance that we must stop flying and eating meat. Instead, I would like to share with you what I learned and understood through my work, what experience made me abandon the above-mentioned narratives of climate change and what I believe that climate change really is about.

Ondřej Kunčar studied computer science and worked as a researcher. Two years ago he decided to leave his university job and since then he has been working together with various organizations and groups that deal with climate change. Recently he started a new project in which he has visited, among other things, schools and universities to give his talk on different views on climate change. He believes that climate change is one of the most pressing problems faced by humankind today and that everybody regardless of their formal education or social status should get involved in solving it.