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,Â 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:Â
Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer forÂ The New Yorker since 1999. Her series on global warming, âThe Climate of Man,â appeared inÂ The New Yorker in the spring of 2005 and won the American Association for the Advancement of Scienceâs magazine award, among numerous other accolades. Her work has appeared inÂ The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, andÂ Mother Jones, and has been anthologized inÂ The Best American Science and Nature WritingÂ andÂ The Best American Political Writing. She editedÂ The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009. A collection of her work,Â The Prophet of Love and Other Tales of Power and Deceit, was published in 2004. Prior to joining the staff ofÂ The New Yorker, Kolbert was a political reporter forÂ The New York Times.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, was a New York TimesÂ 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 ChangeÂ was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year in 2006 byÂ The New York Times Book Review.