Bill McKibben: FALTER

Tickets for this event are now available at the bookstore, first come first serve.

Doors for the event open at 6:40pm.

Bill McKibben will give a talk and read from his latest book, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

With an interview, Q&A, and book signing. Sponsored by the Vermont chapter of the Sierra Club.

Tickets $5. At the door. First Come First Serve.

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNITARIAN CHURCH OF MONTPELIER AT 130 MAIN STREET.

Click here to watch / listen to Bill McKibben's interview on Democracy Now! 

Description


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

Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience.

Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben’s experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We’re at a bleak moment in human history -- and we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.

Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.

About the Author


Bill McKibben is a founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to have warned of the dangers of global warming. He is the author of fifteen books, including the bestsellers The End of NatureEaarth, and Deep Economy. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and the winner of the Gandhi Prize, the Thomas Merton Prize, and the Right Livelihood Prize. He lives in Vermont.

 

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Unitarian Church
130 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781250178268
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 16th, 2019