Brace for Extreme Weather
The greatest challenge for humanity is our inability to grasp the exponential function. Extreme weather events are getting exponentially frequent and severe. For five years in a row the Global Risk Report has listed extreme weather, such as droughts, floods, wildfires and storms, as the top threat to humanity
A dangerous gap in our thinking
Climate interventions seek to cool the planet, while carbon capture aims to reduce atmospheric CO2. However both leave runaway, catastrophic weather unaddressed -and its intolerable human and economic toll.
Viento is a ‘moonshot’ nonprofit pioneering targeted weather security.
Aubrey de Grey
Co-founder, Chief Science Officer, and mastermind of Viento. Author, mathematician, and biomedical gerontologist. Cofounder and CSO of the SENS Research Foundation.
Co-founder and CEO. Serial social entrepreneur and advisor (SUPER, Long Now). Teacher of Social Innovation and Circular Economy at UC Berkeley.
Advisor. President of Foresight Institute, a non-profit to advance biotech, nanotech, computing for the long-term benefit of life.
Lou de Kerhuelvez
Advisor. Vice President, Foresight Institute. Responsible for the Existential Hope Track at Foresight Institute, among other programs.
Advisor. Co-founder of Xing, entrepreneur (IndieBioEU, RebelBio) investor (Twitter, SOSV) and philanthropist (co-founder of WeForest & CodeDojo).
Advisor. Co-founder of Skype & Kazaa, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist (co-founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk & Future of Life Institute).
AI & Forecasting Team
Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering and Physics, leader of the world-renowned Chaos Research Group at the University of Maryland.
Research Professor of Mathematics, University of Maryland. Machine Learning & Chaos researcher.
Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University. Numerical Weather Prediction and Data Assimilation researcher.
Viento Science Workshop Team
Senior Scientist, Forecast Research; National Severe Storms Laboratory, NOAA.
Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Central Michigan University. Severe Storm researcher.
Assistant Professor, Meteorology, Northern Illinois University. Extreme weather researcher.
Researcher at the University of Maryland: Author of seminal papers on geoengineering.
too much sanity can be madness
and the maddest of all:
to see the world as it is,
and not as it should be