featuring Bill McKibben
Physics and Politics in a Warming World
Robert Hunter Memorial Lecture
April 3, 2019 | 6:00–8:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria University
93 Charles Street West
Cost: General Admission: $20 | Students/Unwaged: $10
Registration is required.and you can do so here
The front lines can be seen in Greenland, where ice is melting, or in Miami, where seas are rising, or in the interior of British Columbia where fires are burning. But they can also be seen in Burrard inlet, where oil tankers carry their world-changing cargo, or in the coal mines of the American midwest, or anyplace else where fossil fuel can be found. Bill McKibben will discuss the causes and effects of climate change–but most importantly, he will talk about the growing movement to rein it in.
Bill McKibben is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel’, and is a founding fellow of the Sanders Institute. He has written a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published 25 years ago, and his most recent, Radio Free Vermont.