The International Mathematical Union has declared 2013 to be the year
of The Mathematics of Planet
Earth. The global warming crisis is part of a bigger
transformation in which humanity realizes that the Earth is a finite
system and that our population, energy usage, and the like cannot
continue to grow exponentially. If civilization survives this
transformation, it will affect mathematics - and be affected by it -
just as dramatically as the agricultural revolution or industrial
revolution. We cannot know for sure what the effect will be, but we
can already make some guesses.

To watch the talk, click on the video above. To see
slides of the talk, click here.
To see the source of any piece of information in these slides,
just click on it!

If you're interested in science, energy and the environment, visit my blog and check
out the Azimuth
Project, which is a collaboration to create a focal point for
scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet. We've got
some interesting projects
going.