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School for Advanced Research
and The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico present
Elizabeth Kolbert Lecture: The Fate of the Earth


Friday, June 1, 2018 6:00PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center

School for Advanced Research <br>and The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico present <br>
Elizabeth Kolbert Lecture: The Fate of the Earth
Please contact our box office at (505) 988-1234 for availability information.








Extinction rates today are hundreds, perhaps thousands of times higher than they have been through most of the history of life. There many seemingly causes for this, including climate change, habitat destruction, ocean acidification, and invasive species and poaching. But trace these back, and inevitably you arrive at the same culprit: us.

There have been five mass extinctions over the last half a billion years. It increasingly appears that humans are bringing about a sixth. Among the critical questions this raises are: can we arrest this process? If we knew what to do, would be willing to do it? What does the future look like on biologically impoverished planet?

Come hear Pulitzer Prize winning journalist talk about her book, The Sixth Extinction, and the fate of the earth. She will engage in a conversation and question and answer session with Dr. Michael Brown, President, SAR, and Terry Sullivan, State Director, The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico. A cash bar reception and book signing will follow in the lobby of the Lensic.


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