World-renowned environmentalist to speak at uAlberta’s Augustana Campus in Camrose
As part of Augustana’s annual academic theme – Resilience – Bill McKibben will speak at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus in Camrose on Tuesday, October 23. Hear the activist, author and environmentalist discuss Adapting to that Which You Can’t Prevent–and Vice Versa at 7pm in the Faith & Life Chapel. A reception will immediately follow.
“June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.”
From “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” by Bill McKibben: Rolling Stone, July 2012
Author of a dozen books about the environment – beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book on climate change for a general audience – Bill is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him ‘the planet’s best green journalist’. Bill has helped organize and lead the opposition in the United States to the Keystone Pipeline.
“Bill McKibben is arguably the most prominent environmental writer and activist in the U.S.,” said Augustana Dean Dr. Allen Berger. “And given his positions on climate change, the tar sands, fracking, and the Keystone pipeline, he is clearly relevant to Albertans.”
Bill is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books and Rolling Stone. Bill has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He has honorary degrees from Green Mountain College, Unity College, Lebanon Valley College and Sterling College.
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