"Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?" with Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben
Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 7:00–8:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM.
Event Type: 
Special Event
Location: Coach Barn
Fee: Free

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.

Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature — issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic — was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience.

Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben’s experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We’re at a bleak moment in human history — and we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.

Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.

Falter and other titles by Bill McKibben will be available from the Flying Pig Bookstore at the event for purchase and signing. Ten percent of sales will support our work at Shelburne Farms.

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