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The Nature of the Future: Elizabeth Kolbert in Conversation

A discussion on our changing planet

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth. Kate Aronoff, a New Republic staffer and author of the forthcoming Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet and How We Fight Back, joins her for a conversation.

This program is presented in partnership with The New Republic

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February 23


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



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