Wednesday, April 17

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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

presents

Falter:
Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Pre-sale tickets (book included) on sale March 7
General entrance tickets on sale March 21 at 
9am

This event includes a book signing

Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated environmentalist and author BILL McKIBBEN—founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement—for a discussion of his latest book, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

About Falter

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 forebearers built slip away.

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

Praise

“A love letter, a plea, a eulogy, and a prayer. This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it.” ―Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that Bill McKibben has written a book so important, reading it might save your life, not to mention your home: Planet Earth. Falter is a brilliant, impassioned call to arms to save our climate from those profiting from its destruction before it’s too late. Over and over, McKibben has proven one of the most farsighted and gifted voices of our times, and with Falter he has topped himself, producing a book that honestly, everyone should read.” ―Jane Mayer, bestselling author of Dark Money

“No one has done more than Bill McKibben to raise awareness about the great issues of our time. Falter is an essential book―honest, far-reaching and, against the odds, hopeful.” ―Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction


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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write more than a dozen additional books, including Eaarthand Oil and Honey. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. He lives in Vermont.