Hall Center For The Humanities


Elizabeth Kolbert
Elizabeth Kolbert
Environmental Journalist

"A Conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert"
Humanities Lecture Series : Conversation

Tue., Sep. 14, 2010, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall

Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert traveled from Alaska to Greenland and visited top scientists in her quest to find the truth about global warming. What she found were strong indications that the world was on the verge of a “climate regime . . . with which modern humans have had no prior experience.” Kolbert published her findings in Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change (2006).

In her lecture, “Science, Politics, and Climate Change,” she will cut through the competing rhetoric and political agendas to elucidate climate change and asks what, if anything, can be done, and how we can save our planet. She will explain the science and the studies, unpack the politics, and present the personal tales of those who are being affected most.

Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999. Her stories include political profiles, book reviews, comment pieces, and extensive writing on climate change. “The Climate of Man,” a three-part series that preceded Field Notes, won the American Association for the Advancement

of Science Journalism Award and the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award. Field Notes was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006.

Kolbert’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Mother Jones.

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