The Jay Heritage Center is set to host Elizabeth Kolbert and Henry Fountain for a virtual discussion of Kolbert’s new book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Crown, 2021) on Tuesday, May 18th.
Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future looks at humanities impact on the environment, and what can be done to save it. The book looks at the biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth.
Elizabeth Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction (Henry Holt & Co., 2014) and a staff writer at the New Yorker.
Henry Fountain is a climate correspondent at the New York Times.
This program is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7 pm. Registration is required and can be completed online. For more information, visit the Jay Heritage Center website or contact JHC executive director Kevin Peraino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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