Bill McKibben

For thirty years now, Bill McKibben, in various forms and forums has been writing of climate change and the human part of affecting it, along with much else of this planet. Thirty years ago, it was The End of Nature. Now it is the  all-too-timely just-published Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? (Henry Holt and Co.).

“I braced myself to plunge into this book about the largest and grimmest of situations our species has faced, and then I found myself racing through it, excited by the grand synthesis of innumerable scientific reports on the details of the crisis. And then at the end I saw the book as a description of a big trap with a small exit we could take, if we take heed of what Bill McKibben tells us here, and act on it.”—Rebecca Solnit.  

“A love letter, a plea, a eulogy, and a prayer. This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it.”—Naomi Klein.

Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information here.

Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Kane Hall, Room 120
UW Campus
Seattle, WA
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