The future is being shaped by today’s ideas, solutions, and decisions. The future is now.

In a world in which the climate crisis is taking centre stage, we can draw inspiration from the insights of scientists, artists, and activists. Join us on a planetary journey that goes deep into the future of innovation, technology, nature, and humanity in search of the best way to forge a sustainable future.

Foresight – Deep into the Future Planet, a podcast produced by the CMCC and FACTA.

Podcast

Carbon: A matter of budget – Ep.05

A trip among satellites, robots and bottles. One that oscillates between the heights of the atmosphere and the surface of the sea. We ride on carbon dioxide molecules to understand how relevant the word budget can be in delivering a future where a climate neutrality  takes shape.
An attainable horizon as long as we follow a simple little rule:
“Don’t look at what they say. Look at what we’re doing”.

The climate backstage at UNFCCC conferences – Ep.04

Behind the scenes of the climate negotiations, where the whole world sits around the same table. We discover the swing of frustration and excitement underlying the process that brings to globally awaited treaties. It is a plot of interminable sessions, under the danger of a deadlock that is always around the corner, behind a comma or a single concept.
Scientists, delegates and a journalist unveil how a climate agreement takes shape in the halls and the corridors of an International Climate Conference.

Follow the Water – Ep.03

The blood vessel of Egypt meets China: the world’s plumber-in-chief. A journey which starts with the Neolithic revolution, passes through the “hydraulic century” and carries us into the future.
By following the history of water, we delve into the roots of human civilization, crossing paths with science, technology, politics, and the stories of people and places.

The sound of ice – Ep.02

Listen to the numbers. From an ice-breaker in the Arctic to the keyboard of a piano, scientific indicators become music and gestures, a narrative made of science and digital art. An experimental tale of the emotions at the heart of research. This is how Judy Twedt creates data-driven soundtracks from sea ice.

Imagine our future planet – Ep.01

Where does science meet imagination? Our complex, interconnected, fast-changing world makes anticipating the future increasingly difficult. Alex Steffen, futurist, and Carolina Aragón, artist, guide us through their different, and sometimes complementary, perspectives on our future planet.

In collaboration with

Facta is a Mediterranean nonprofit organisation that applies the scientific method to data-driven and investigative journalism to reinforce transparency and trust. Facta is based in Bologna, Italy, and is a proud member of Reference – the European Independent Media Circle.