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SAR’s spring 2018 public lecture speaker Elizabeth Kolbert interviewed on NPR’s “Democracy Now” about climate change and hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Sep 15, 2017

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


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?

Elizabeth Kolbert
Photo courtesy of Donald Usner

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.

Find out more about her upcoming June 2018 SAR lecture here.

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After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
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3:00 pm After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
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