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|Bill McKibben: Do The Math!|
|Date||Friday November 09|
|Time||7:30 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|King Middle School, 1781 Rose St, Berkeley|
An evening of talk, video, and music designed to spark the first full-on challenge to the fossil fuel industry, this evening grows out of an article by Bill McKibben in a July issue of Rolling Stone. That article--which went unexpectedly viral--shows that coal, oil, and gas producers have become a kind of rogue force, with 5 times the carbon in their reserves that any scientist thinks is safe to burn. McKibben will headline the evening, which he describes "a little like a TED talk, but somewhat longer and lot more dangerous," with help from a revolving cast of scientists, activists, and musicians."
Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, the first book about global warming for a general audience in 1989 and is the co-founder of the international climate campaign, 350.org.
Other Speakers include: Josh Fox –Academy-Award nominated Director of Gasland http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/
$10 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/281281 or 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores by October 9: Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, and Modern Times ($12 door)