Chuckanut Radio Hour, Friday 16th 6:30 PM (with Dana Lyons)http://www.villagebooks.com/event/bill-mckibben-5/16/14
Re Sources fundraiser luncheon with Bill details forthcoming, Noon Saturday 17th(As both Gib and I are both on the board, if you sign up through one of us then we likely get points of some kind)
Western, 3 PM Saturday 17thhttp://www.wwu.edu/westernreads/events/spring.shtml
The Great Symmetry
Friday 16th 6:30 PM
This month's special guest is Bill McKibben, author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change, and most recently, Oil and Honey, as well as a memoir, Wandering Home. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him "the planet's best green journalist," and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was "probably the country's most important environmentalist." Tonight's musical guest is local singer-songwriter Dana Lyons.
Western Reads Presents: Bill McKibben
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
3 p.m., PAC Main Stage
350: The Most Important Number in the World
In the summer of 2007, Arctic ice began to melt far more rapidly than scientists had expected. Before the season was out, they'd begun to conclude that the earth was already moving past tipping points -- that indicators, from the thawing of glaciers to the spread of droughts, showed global warming was a present crisis, not a future threat. Our leading climatologists even gave us a number for the red line: 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere. That's a tough number, since we're already past it.