Turning Up the Heat: Physics and Politics in a Warming World
The front lines can be seen in Greenland, where ice is melting, or in Miami, where seas are rising, or in the interior of British Columbia where fires are burning. But they can also be seen in Burrard inlet, where oil tankers carry their world-changing cargo, or in the coal mines of the American midwest, or anyplace else where fossil fuel can be found. Bill McKibben will discuss the causes and effects of climate change–but most importantly, he will talk about the growing movement to rein it in.
Bill McKibben is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel’ and is a founding fellow of the Sanders Institute. He has written a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published 25 years ago, and his most recent, Radio Free Vermont.
Cost: General Admission: $20 | Students/Unwaged: $10
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Bill McKibben and Robert Hunter books will be available for sale at the Isabel Bader Theatre through the University of Toronto Bookstore.
The Robert Hunter Scholarship was created, with financial assistance from CHUM Ltd., in memory of Bob Hunter, Ecology Specialist Reporter at CityTV in Toronto. It is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the School of the Environment’s environmental programs. Bob Hunter was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author, and co-founder of Greenpeace. He was named one of the ten eco-heroes of the 20th century by Time magazine. He was a husband, father, writer, broadcaster, and speaker on issues of the environment and climate change. He won a Governor General’s Award for his 1991 book, Occupied Canada.