How to Save the World in a Hurry


PeaceQuest was recently invited to attend this upcoming event in Toronto and were so impressed with the program that we had to share! Join Science for Peace at their upcoming forum: “How to save the world in a Hurry“. From their event listing:

You may already be trying to save the world from something—or at least to reduce its risk to humanity. Maybe you’re working against war and weapons. Or global warming. Or famine. Or pandemics. Or exposure to radiation from reactor explosions. Or cyber attacks. You’re probably doing your part.

Since these risks are all connected causally, whenever you work on one of them, you’re actually working on the whole system. However, that’s not always apparent. We’d be more effective if everyone saw how all six global threats fit together as a system and how countless civil society organizations are working together to save the world. That’s the goal of this project.

Let’s list several potential ways of reducing each of these six global risks to make a single comprehensive checklist of policy proposals. As we go along, let’s discuss the likely effectiveness of each policy — pro or con. When we have a sizeable list, let’s hold a public forum for the experts and organizations — some in person and others via teleconfernce — who are trying to prevent these catastrophes.

At the end of the forum, conference participants will vote for or against this shorter list of 25 proposals. If they adopt it, they will all have a common Platform for Survival. Afterward, each group will continue its own work agenda, conscious of being part of the larger project: to save the world.

Science for Peace Forum: “How to Save the World in a Hurry”
9:00am, May 30 – 5:00pm, May 31, 2018
Room 140, University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite, and visit for more info and resources.