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Elizabeth Kolbert

Author & Staff Writer, The New Yorker

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Elizabeth Kolbert is a virtual guest at the 2022 Crosscut Festival. Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change, and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. For her work at The New Yorker, where she's a a staff writer, she has received two National Magazine Awards and the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.

When: 11am, Wednesday, May 4.

Where: Virtual. RSVP for this free event now.

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Scheduled Appearances

Hacking the Climate Crisis

Crosscut Festival 2022
Wed May 4, 2022 | 11:00am

If the human experience has been a 10,000-year experiment in denying nature, then we now face the challenge of engineering our way out of the havoc we've wreaked upon our environment. From carbon capture to super coral to tiny diamonds shot into the stratosphere, our best hope for survival may be the same interventionist thinking that originally got us into this mess. WATCH NOW

 

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Featuring: Elizabeth Kolbert, Zoya Teirstein

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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