Dr. Nathan Walworth (PhD) is a climate scientist and futurist whose work lies at the intersection of global change, exponential technologies, behavioral change, evolutionary genomics, epigenomics, and the earth microbiome. Much of his technical work has examined the future evolution of earth and marine microbiomes including the oldest genetic lineage to first oxygenate the planet billions of years ago, cyanobacteria. His research has taken him from the Tropics to Antarctica with positions at various international institutions including the J. Craig Venter Institute (The first human genome), Lund University (Sweden), and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), among others. His current technical projects involve machine learning techniques for modeling evolution within changing earth systems at the University of Southern California in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Technology, Sydney through funding by the Simons Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Dr. Walworth is also the co-chair of the NEXUS Futurism Lab: a platform designed to convene leaders across industry to highlight and drive social impact in rapidly advancing, emerging technologies that are poised to significantly alter social, economic, and political conditions worldwide in the next few decades. He regularly speaks and co-produces content for various domestic and international summits and gatherings including events held at the United Nations HQ in NY, the United States Institute of Peace in DC, Lightning in a Bottle in CA, and various other locations across Europe and Asia. Please see here for a full list of speaking engagements and here for content curation.
Nathan co-owns a regenerative lifestyle company, CoValence, LLC, with a team of designers and architects that uses behavioral change theory to create products and immersive experiences that encourage mindful living and regenerative practice. CoValence is using behavioral design to build a cultural movement that redefine ideas about consumption and material wealth.
Nathan is also building an adaptive educational startup that is designed to rapidly teach big-data analyses for life and environmental systems to those devoid of big-data backgrounds. This platform utilizes the wealth of open-source big-data methods to create the new standard of data sheet analysis (e.g. new Excel) to respond to the exponential generation of data across industry and environmental sectors. His co-founders include NASA and NOAA scientists as well as the former Director of Special Projects at the Environmental Protection Agency.