The Fate of the Earth

Elizabeth Kolbert

Membership Lecture, The Lensic

Friday, June 1, 2018, 6:30–7:30 pm, Special Pricing; to be announced.

Elizabeth KolbertElizabeth KolbertPhoto courtesy of Donald Usner.Elizabeth KolbertPhoto courtesy of Donald Usner.


Note that there will be special pricing for this event, co-presented by The Nature Conservancy of New Mexico, to be announced.

Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer at The New Yorker is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Holt, 2014), in which she presents evidence for her belief that humans may be bringing about a sixth mass extinction. She asks: Can we arrest this process? What does the future look like on a biologically impoverished planet? 

Her three-part series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” won the 2006 National Magazine Award for Public Interest, the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award, and the 2006 National Academies Communication Award. She received a Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2006 and a Heinz Award in 2010, and won the 2010 National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism.

Elizabeth Kolbert interviewed on NPR’s “Democracy Now” about climate change and hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Support provided by:

The Lensic The Inn on the Alameda

Series Sponsors: Leaders

Adobo Catering Newman's Own Pajarito Scientific
Thornburg Investment Management Betty and Luke Vortman Endowment Fund Flora Crichton Lecture Fund

Series Sponsors: Underwriters

Dan Merians and Tamara Bates, UBS Financial Services Santa Fe Dining, Inc.
Nissan First National Bank of Santa Fe, a Division of Sunflower Bank N.A.

Series Sponsors: Media Sponsors


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