Climate Change: Still Hope for Humanity? An evening with Bill McKibben

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November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Saxe Middle School

Join us for an evening with Bill McKibben on November 11th.  World-famous author, environmentalist, and activist, McKibben is widely credited with launching the movement to combat climate change. McKibben gave one of the earliest warnings about global warming with his 1989 book The End of Nature. Thirty years later, in his latest book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, McKibben offers a powerful and sobering call to arms to save our planet. Hear directly from an environmental visionary about what we can do before it’s too late.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

Ticket pricing (includes all service fees)

1 ticket • $35 • includes McKibben’s latest book McKibben’s book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
2 tickets • $40 • includes one book McKibben’s Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Students • $10 • no book included

 

BILL MCKIBBEN is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”

A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently for a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books,National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, where he spends as much time as possible outdoors . In 2014, biologists honored him by naming a new species of woodland gnat— Megophthalmidia mckibbeni–in his honor.

 

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This event is co-hosted by Elm Street Books, the New Canaan Garden Club, the New Canaan Land Trust, and the New Canaan Library.

Details

Date:
November 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Saxe Middle School
468 South Ave
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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