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Shannon Osaka

Reporter, Grist

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Shannon Osaka is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. She is a climate reporter at the environmental magazine Grist, with writing also appearing in Rolling Stone, WIRED, and other outlets. Her work focuses on U.S. and international climate policy, electric vehicles, and the energy transition. She has received the 2020 SEAL Award for Environmental Journalism and a 2021 Online Journalism Award for topical reporting on climate change. At this year's festival, she will be interviewing Bill McKibben, the man who was among the earliest to warn of global warming. The iconic environmentalist now tells us we have a small window of time remaining, not just to save ourselves from the impacts of climate change, but to rescue humanity itself. The question: Will we take action before it's too late?

When: 11 a.m. Friday, May 6. Ticket information

Where: Virtual. RSVP for an invitation to this event.

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Environment & Outdoors

Everything in the Balance

Crosscut Festival 2022
Fri May 6, 2022 | 11:00am

The man who was among the earliest to warn of global warming, an iconic environmentalist, now tells us we have a small window of time remaining, not just to save ourselves from the impacts of climate change, but to rescue humanity itself. The question: Will we take action before it's too late? WATCH NOW

Thank you to our session sponsor, Beneficial State Bank

bill mckibben Crosscut Festival 2022
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Featuring: Bill McKibben, Shannon Osaka

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.