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A Fishbowl Discussion: The Uninhabitable Earth

Date of Event: October 21, 2019

About the Discussion: In a series of events to focus on climate change, Holy Cross faculty, staff and students engage in a discussion of David Wallace-Wells' best-selling book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming." In the book, Wallace-Wells paints a stark, even apocalyptic portrait of the future. Discussants summarize and assess the claims made in the book, reflect on how to sustain hope under such challenging circumstances, and ask how we should live in light of what's predicted. 

Featured Discussants: Kendy Hess, Brake Smith Associate Professor of Social Philosophy and Ethics; Ellis Jones, assistant professor of sociology; Katherine Kiel, professor of economics; Renee LeBlanc '21, co-chair of Eco-action; and Sara Mitchell, geologist and associate professor of biology. Thomas M. Landy, director of the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, moderates.

The event is co-sponsored by the McFarland Center, Environmental Studies and the Class Deans.