Climate Change Lecture Series: Bill McKibben
September 28 @ 12:00 am
On September 28 the Honors College brings to campus peerless author and environmentalist Bill McKibben for the Climate Change Lecture Series. Winner of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the “alternative Nobel,” McKibben’s 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 is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change 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 McKibben 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.”
For more on the Climate Change Series see http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/climate-change-series. Start Time TBA.