33 Worlds Arising, Worlds in Peril
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am
$17 / $8.50 for school groups
The story of islands, as J. Edward Chamberlin tells it, is also the story of our planet, from the cycles of climate change to seismic upheavals. Chamberlin looks through different lenses—culture, mythology, geography, navigation—to see how islands fit into the human understanding of our existence on earth. Alan Weisman follows his bestselling book The World Without Us with Countdown, a look at the future of humankind in the face of overpopulation. He visited a wide range of cultures, religions, tribes and political systems to learn if there’s a chance to return the earth’s population to levels the planet can sustain. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for questions as you meet two writers who have given serious thought to questions of whether, and how, we can survive here on earth.
Suitable for grades 10–12 and adults