In the 21st century, humans face multiple existential threats, global pandemics, increasing inequality, failure of democracies and climate change to name just a few. How do we cope with all of this in a time when we are bone weary after months of battling COVID 19? In this presentation, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Dave Lowe (sharing the prize as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) will provide a brief update on modern climate science followed by his perceptions of the linkages between the COVID 19 crisis, climate change and the crucial role of international cooperation in times of need. He’ll end with a message of hope: humans are resilient and very innovative — we have the tools to cope with the climate emergency — but will we heed the warnings and use them?