Julien Emile-Geay

Julien Emile-Geay is a climate scientist by day, DJ by night, and a bicyclist, climber, yogi, dancer, psychonaut, dad and lover the rest of the time. Originally from France, he went to its most elite undergraduate institution (the Ecole Normale Supérieure) before landing at Columbia University for a PhD,  leading him to the dust of the Black Rock desert and eventually to a journey of self-discovery through yoga and sacred medicine. He presently works as an Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California, where he teaches about climate science, data analysis, and sorting fact from fiction.

Workshops & Presentations

  • How to talk to a climate denier

    60 min | Altar of Earth

    Had any run-ins with people intent on denying the Truth even as it stares them in the face? Tired of your Republican uncle issuing the same tired tropes about global warming at the Thanksgiving table? Wondering how you can do your part to spread the science of climate change? In this workshop, you will learn how to deconstruct a few common arguments used by climate deniers to justify their inaction.

  • Planet C: Climate, Capitalism & Consciousness

    60 min | Altar of Earth

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that our planet is warming because of the human burning of fossil fuels, with the potential to end Civilization as we know it. Why, then, are governments doing so little to move beyond Carbon? The answer has everything with to do with the reigning economic ideology of the past 70 years: free-market Capitalism. Climate disruption is but the most visible manifestation that unfettered markets do not always reach optimal outcomes. The worldwide rise of populism is another illustration its failures. But hold off! If we Created these problems, we can fix them too.

    In this talk, Climate scientist Julien Emile-Geay will Connect the dots between climate, Capitalism, and ultimately, Consciousness. While it is true that “There is no planet B”, there very much is a planet C, and only the work of our Collective Consciousness can help turn it into the paradise it was meant to be.