Bill McKibben: Eaarth :: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Sunday August 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA
Bill McKibben, a Lexington native and a renowned environmental journalist, was one of the first to raise the alarm over the growing climate crisis. The Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition is pleased to announce that Bill will be speaking in Cary Hall on Sunday August 29 at 7:30 pm, about his new book, "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet."
Twenty years ago, with 'The End of Nature', McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way.
Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We've created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it Eaarth. LexGWAC is honored that Bill will be speaking in his home town. The talk is being cosponsored by the Lexington Community Farm Coalition and the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition.
This speech is free and open to all. For more information, see the LexGWAC website at http://www.lexgwac.org.