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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

february, 2021

09feb7:00 pm8:00 pmPowell's Books Presents Elizabeth Kolbert in Conversation With Bill McKibben

Event Details

Elizabeth Kolbert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction, returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? In Under a White Sky (Crown), Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. She meets scientists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single, tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave. She visits a lava field in Iceland, where engineers are turning carbon emissions to stone; an aquarium in Australia, where researchers are trying to develop “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and a lab at Harvard, where physicists are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere in order to reflect sunlight back to space and cool the earth. In The Sixth Extinction, Kolbert explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face. Kolbert will be joined in conversation by Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and author of The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy.

 

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7716098763654/WN__orOFO78TP-s1MkFinKgZQ?timezone_id=America%2FChicago

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Zoom Webinar

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