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Climate Week NYC at NYBG: Falter: A Talk with Bill M.

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Bill McKibben

What you'll learn in this lecture class:

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking 1989 classic, The End of Nature, first brought the idea of global warming to public consciousness. But now the stakes are even higher-as climate change shrinks the spaces where civilization can exist, and technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics threaten the nature of human experience. McKibben has responded with Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, a powerful and sobering look at these converging trends, the ideological passions that prevent us from controlling them, and some possible ways out of the trap. Audience Q&A and booksigning to follow. 


"An essential book-honest, far-reaching and, against the odds, hopeful."

- Elizabeth Kolbert

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