Falter: A Conversation with Bill McKibben

October 28, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Bill McKibben, acclaimed author and journalist, is also one of the world’s most prominent climate activists. Through his writing and his leadership role in 350.org, as well as his work as organizer of the People’s Climate March and other initiatives, McKibben has explored the climate emergency in all its aspects: planetary, geographic, communal, personal-existential, and as ominous signs that “the human game” is putting the planet under unbearable strain.

In this conversation, McKibben and Berkley Center Senior Fellow Paul Elie discussed McKibben’s recent book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? (2019). They also brought into the conversation his 2005 classic Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America’s Most Hopeful Landscape (which is read by Elie’s first-year students in Georgetown College); the effects and prospects of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home; and current climate developments - some of them alarming, others reasons for hope. Georgetown President John J. DeGioia introduced the conversation. 

This event was co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Office of the President; Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service; Georgetown Environment Initiative; and Georgetown College Dean's Office.

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