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Bill McKibben in conversation with Michael Closson

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park United States (map)

Thirty years ago, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he’s broadening that warning: the entire human game has begun to play itself out.

Join us for an event with one of America’s most outspoken climate activists. Since authoring his landmark 1989 book on climate change, The End of Nature, McKibben’s work continues to provoke authority. In 2007, Deep Economy predicted the "shop local” movement while criticizing the too-rapid growth of multi-national corporations as they bleached away main streets across America. He founded Step It Up,, was outspoken against the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and offered a frequent voice of dissent in the 2016 election.

In his new book, Falter, McKibben looks beyond the threat of climate change — to artificial technology, robotics, and a rampant onslaught of new technologies, threatening the variety of human experience. At the core of McKibben’s most recent work is an essential question: What do we want our future to be?

Photo credit: Nancie Battaglia.

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