On April 5, 2012, the College of Charleston’s School of Sciences and Mathematics will host a lecture by “the planet’s best green journalist” according to Time Magazine. Bill McKibben will speak at 6:00 p.m. in the Sottile Theatre (44 George Street) as the 10th annual Conrad D. Festa Community Lecture in Science and Mathematics. The lecture is free and open to the public.
McKibben is a co-founder and organizer of 350.org, a global grassroots movement committed to solving the climate crisis and pushing policies that will put the world on track to a safer level of CO2 in the atmosphere. He is an American environmentalist and thought leader who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. A scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, McKibben is the author of The End of Nature, the first book for a general audience on climate change and Eaarth, a portrait of life on our heavily-modified world.
“Bill McKibben is in the upper echelon of environmental writers, having produced best-selling works that tackle our most daunting environmental issues,” says Michael J. Auerbach, Dean, School of Sciences and Mathematics. “His well-researched and well-referenced works are both easily accessible to all readers and brutally blunt in assessing our environmental future. His latest book, Eaarth, presents a scientifically-justified case that earth has already experienced such significant climate disruption that we, and future generations, will inevitably inhabit a very different planet. “
Additional support for this lecture was provided by the College of Charleston Office of Sustainability, the Environmental Studies Program, the Master of Science Environmental Studies (MES) Program, and The Citadel.
For more information, contact Lisa Calvert at 843.953.6566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.