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Pasatiempo - - NEWS - GABRIELLE WALKER with Chris Wil­liams

Gabrielle Walker is an ex­pert on cli­mate change and the en­ergy in­dus­try. She holds a Ph.D. in Nat­u­ral Sci­ences from Cam­bridge Univer­sity and has taught at Cam­bridge and Prince­ton Univer­si­ties. She is the au­thor of four books, most re­cently, Antarc­tica: An In­ti­mate Por­trait of a Mys­te­ri­ous Con­ti­nent and the best-sell­ing The Hot Topic:

What We Can Do About Global Warm­ing (co-writ­ten with David King). She is cur­rently Chief Sci­en­tist at Xyn­téo, an ad­vi­sory firm that seeks to en­able busi­nesses to grow in a man­ner which is re­spon­sive to the re­source, cli­mate, and de­mo­graphic chal­lenges of the 21st cen­tury. From dwin­dling re­sources and a volatile cli­mate to per­sis­tent in­equal­ity and so­ci­etal up­heaval, the signs are clear: we need to rein­vent growth. First, the new growth model must gen­er­ate value for the many, in­stead of a small elite...Se­cond, we must stop sac­ri­fic­ing the liv­ing stan­dards of fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to pre­serve to­day’s waste­ful­ness. And third, we must re­bal­ance the re­la­tion­ship be­tween mankind and na­ture, so that pros­per­ity need no longer in­volve lay­ing waste to the en­vi­ron­ment that ul­ti­mately sus­tains us.

— Gabrielle Walker

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