Mertz Library Humanities

Falter: A Conversation with Environmentalist Bill McKibben

Thursday, September 26, 2019

10 – 11 a.m.

Photo of the cover of Bill McKibben's bookBill 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.