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Science and Fiction: Envisioning Climate Action
October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) and Rutgers Climate Institute are hosting an author reading and panel discussion. Novelist Kim Stanley Robinson will read from and discuss his new novel, The Ministry for the Future, which presents a “fundamentally hopeful vision of a near-future world striving to overcome the climate crisis.” Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human health the world has ever faced.
After his talk, Robinson will join a panel of Rutgers faculty, including the journalist/activist Naomi Klein, international environmental lawyer Cymie Payne, and environmental humanist Jorge Marcone, to discuss the novel and its vision. The panel will be moderated by EOAS director Robert Kopp. a climate scientist and core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute.