Climate Change Event: Bill McKibben



Photo: Bill McKibben

The University of Pittsburgh Honors College and The Victor M. Bearg Science and Humanities Scholars Speaker Series, Carnegie Mellon University with support from Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the The National Aviary present:

"The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Years: Climate Change and the Battle for the Future"

Bill McKibben
Founder, 350.org

Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00 PM
Twentieth Century Club
4201 Bigelow Boulevard

This lecture is free and open to the public but space is limited - follow this link to reserve your seat!

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Bill McKibben will describe where the fight for a livable climate stands - with President Trump pulling out of the Paris talks even as Elon Musk starts churning out Teslas, the risks and opportunities have never been higher.

About Bill McKibben:

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.

 

Location Information

Twentieth Century Club
4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage, located catty-corner from the Twentieth Century Club