America and the Climate Crisis

Lind Initiative 2019 | January – April, 2019

America and the Climate Crisis

The world is nearing the point-of-no-return for catastrophic and irreversible climate change. Without action, the future will be one of mass forced migration, famine, and economic costs in the trillions of dollars. Many of these effects will be felt within the United States, and yet no other country is as deeply divided on climate change. For America, the climate crisis is as much a domestic political crisis as it is a crisis of planetary sustainability. But voices for climate action in America remain strong and there are signs of progress. American activists and philanthropists are increasingly steering the global conservation about how to solve the crisis. Innovation in renewable energy, geoengineering, and artificial intelligence are thriving and may hold the key. American cities have stepped up to assume the mantle of leadership in reducing greenhouse gases when the federal government has failed. There are signs of both promise and peril for America’s climate future. Can the United States overcome its domestic climate crisis to become a global leader for climate action? Or are the forces of extreme partisanship, climate denialism, and dirty industry too deeply entrenched?

The Phil Lind Initiative 2019 series in Term 2 at UBC will explore these questions and more, with visits from some of the foremost intellectuals on the climate crisis including Robert Bullard, Elizabeth Kolbert, Winona LaDuke, Bill McKibben, and Naomi Klein.

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Robert D. Bullard

Robert D. Bullard

Renowned as the "Father of Environmental Justice"; Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University

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Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist; Author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

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Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke

Rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous Economics, Food and Energy Policy

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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Author & Environmental Activist

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of New York Times and international bestsellers including "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate" (2014)

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#LIND19 Events

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents:
Robert Bullard

This event is now Waitlisted. As a Waitlisted guest for this event, you are welcome to show up at the theatre between 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm and our staff will do our utmost to locate you a seat, although we cannot guarantee availability. Thank you for your understanding.

January 15th, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC, 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. Please find a map to the theatre here.

The Phil Lind Initiative 2019 series will explore the theme of “America and the Climate Crisis” in Term 2 at UBC with some of the foremost intellectuals on the climate crisis. We begin the series with Robert Bullard, considered the “Father of Environmental Justice” and a Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University.

This event will be moderated by David Boyd, Associate Professor of Law, Policy, and Sustainability at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability and currently serving as the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment.

Students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members are all welcome to join in this signature event hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

 

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents:
Elizabeth Kolbert

Reserve Tickets

February 12th, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC, 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. Please find a map to the theatre here.

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Elizabeth Kolbert: On The Sixth Extinction

A mass extinction event 65 million years ago killed off the dinosaurs, along with three quarters of the species on earth. Today, the world is changing the world so rapidly that scientists fear another extinction event– the sixth extinction — is underway. What does this mean for people and for the millions of other species who share our planet?

The Phil Lind Initiative 2019 series will explore the theme of “America and the Climate Crisis” in Term 2 at UBC with some of the foremost intellectuals on the climate crisis. Our second speaker is Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, among other titles.

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Students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members are all welcome to join in this signature event hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents:
Winona LaDuke

March 12, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – Telus Studio, UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1. Please find a map to the venue here.

The Phil Lind Initiative 2019 series will explore the theme of “America and the Climate Crisis” in Term 2 at UBC with some of the foremost intellectuals on the climate crisis. We continue the series with Winona LaDuke, a rural development economist, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, and author working on issues of Indigenous Economics, Food and Energy Policy.

Students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members are all welcome to join in this signature event, hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

*Please stay tuned for details on reserving your seats!

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents:
Bill McKibben

April 2, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – Telus Studio, UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1. Please find a map to the venue here.

The Phil Lind Initiative 2019 series will explore the theme of “America and the Climate Crisis” in Term 2 at UBC with some of the foremost intellectuals on the climate crisis. We continue the series with Bill McKibben, noted environmental activist and author of the first book about global warming—1989’s The End of Nature.

Students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members are all welcome to join in this signature event, hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

*Please stay tuned for details on reserving your seats!

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents:
Naomi Klein

April 12, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, UBC. Please find a map to the theatre here.

The Phil Lind Initiative 2019 series will explore the theme of “America and the Climate Crisis” in Term 2 at UBC with some of the foremost intellectuals on the climate crisis. Our series ends with Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of New York Times and international bestsellers including “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate.”

Students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members are all welcome to join in this signature event, hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

*Please stay tuned for details on reserving your seats!

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