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Pic: Beth Rattner
This panel, part of the COAL + ICE photography show, is titled “Cold Beer for a Warm Planet: How to Keep Cool without Making the Earth Hot”. It asks “Is there another way to keep comfortable in our homes, offices, and cars without air conditioning? Can we keep our beer cold without warming the planet? Refrigerants are the number one cause of greenhouse gases and, as our population grows, the demand for air conditioning and refrigeration is spiking along with it.

Nature is the best model we have for sustainable, regenerative solutions to global warming. Join 99% Invisible, the Biomimicry Institute, global design/engineering firm HOK, and DJ Spooky as they offer their insights, examples, plans, and strategies for a cooler world, using nature as a guide.”

Emmett FitzGerald is a producer at 99% Invisible, a podcast about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues.

Sean Quinn is the director of Performance Design and Impact at HOK, a global architecture, engineering, and planning firm, which integrates environmental performance standards into planning and design solutions for the natural and built environment.

Beth Rattner is the executive director of the Biomimicry Institute, a non-profit that provides innovators around the world with ways to learn and practice biomimicry, or nature-inspired design, to create a more resilient future.

San Francisco is hosting a Global Climate Action Summit and this is one of the hundreds of events happening during the Summit week.

We’ll be sketching events like this one, and also doing sketch-interviews of participants. Working in pairs, taking turns sketching and interviewing, we’ll be asking questions like “How has climate change affected your community?” “What brought you here?” and “What signs of hope do you see?” The sketches will be posted online and shown at pop-up exhibitions during the summit and afterward.