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. 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.
Weather variability researcher under Distinguished Professor Eugenia Kalnay (former head of National Weather Service.)
too much sanity can be madness
and the maddest of all:
to see the world as it is,
and not as it should be