This virtual event starts at 5:00 PM PT on February 23.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? In Under a White SkyElizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth. Kate Aronoff, a New Republic staffer and author of the forthcoming Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet and How We Fight Back, joins her for a conversation.

This program is presented in partnership with The New Republic

Scripps Presents is an electrifying mix of storytellers and artists, policymakers and musicians—and everything in between. Founded in 2016, audiences can partake in evening conversations and performances at Scripps’ Claremont campus and venues around Southern California; @Noon, featuring new writing and scholarship; and concerts under the Levitt on the Lawn banner. Many programs are now available virtually through the College’s Vimeo and YouTube channels.

Join Scripps College as we present eye-opening, mind-bending, genre-defying tête-à-têtes with the thinkers and doers, writers and performers, whose passions and perspectives are changing the way we see the world.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593136270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - February 9th, 2021

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620409886
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 3rd, 2015

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250062185
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Published: Picador - January 6th, 2015

Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet--And How We Fight Back Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568589473
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Published: Bold Type Books - April 20th, 2021

We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism--American Style Cover Image
By Kate Aronoff (Editor), Peter Dreier (Editor), Michael Kazin (Editor)
ISBN: 9781620975213
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Jacobin) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781788738316
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Verso - November 12th, 2019