Elizabeth Kolbert: Imagination and Climate Futures Lecture

Please join us as we welcome Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert to the Tempe Center for the Arts for our third annual Imagination and Climate Futures Lecture. Weaving together natural and intellectual history with reporting in the field, Kolbert will draw on the themes of her latest work, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, to discuss the role human beings have played in climate change, its devastating effects on natural and human worlds and what, if anything, can be done to save the planet. A Q&A session will take place after the lecture, and a brief reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Previous Imagination and Climate Futures lecturers include Margaret Atwood and Paolo Bacigalupi. RSVP today!

About Elizabeth Kolbert: 

Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999. Her series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” appeared in The New Yorker in the spring of 2005 and won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine award, among numerous other accolades. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Mother Jones, and has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing and The Best American Political Writing. She edited The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009. A collection of her work, The Prophet of Love and Other Tales of Power and Deceit, was published in 2004. Prior to joining the staff of The New Yorker, Kolbert was a political reporter for The New York Times.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, was a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the best books of 2014. Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year in 2006 by The New York Times Book Review.