Bill McKibben, author and The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, will deliver the 2021 Harding Distinguished Lecture Webinar at 7 p.m. April 13. Named to the inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, McKibben is an author, educator, environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org.
His talk is titled “Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform” and will be available on Zoom. The lecture is scheduled to last approximately an hour, which includes a question-and-answer session. One can attend by visiting https://sdstate.zoom.us/j/95281957681.
McKibben’s latest book, “Falter,” examines not only environmental challenges but also the ethical dilemmas posed by new technologies, including artificial intelligence. He has published 18 books and hundreds of articles in a wide variety of publications. McKibben has received numerous awards—including the Right Livelihood Prize (the “alternative Nobel”), the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize—as well as honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He wrote “The End of Nature,” which has been called the first book on global warming for the general public.
The 2021 Harding Distinguished Lecture Webinar is sponsored by the Harding Distinguished Lecture series, the SDSU School of Communication and Journalism, the South Dakota Humanities Council and the South Dakota World Affairs Council.