The Good, the Bad and the Anthropocene – University of Copenhagen

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The Good, the Bad and the Anthropocene

Sustainability Science Centre is proud to present a sustainability lecture on 20 November 2018, with Andrew Revkin, strategic adviser for environmental and science journalism at the National Geographic Society.

Have we become so potent a force on Earth that a geological epoch should have our name? Can there be any kind of good path for our species in a time of such rapid and disruptive environmental change? Andrew Revkin, a prize-winning journalist and author who helped coin the term Anthropocene and has reported on humanity's growing pains for more than 30 years, describes his learning journey, from the Amazon to the North Pole to the Vatican. He offers a prescription that is both unnerving and hopeful.

Andrew Revkin is one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists and authors focused on environmental and human sustainability and efforts to use new communication tools to foster progress on a finite, fast-forward planet. In the spring of 2018, he joined the staff of the National Geographic Society as strategic adviser for environmental and science journalism. There he is helping expand the Society’s funding and support system for journalism and storytelling that can advance the human journey and conserve biological diversity in a century of momentous global change and challenges.

Revkin has written on global environmental change and risk for more than 30 years, reporting from the North Pole to the White House, the Amazon rain forest to the Vatican -- mostly for The New York Times. From 2016 through early 2018, he was the senior reporter for climate change at the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica. His fourth book, published in the spring, is “Weather: An Illustrated History, fromCloud Atlases to Climate Change.” The art-filled volume, chronicling thousands of years of weather and climate insights, was co-written with the environmental educator Lisa Mechaley.

Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Associate Professor at the Center for International Law, University of Copenhagen, will moderate the talk.

Registration for this event is necessary, admission is free.