Friday, September 11, 2009

Acclaimed Environmental Author Discusses 'End Of The Long Summer' At Washington College


Chestertown – Environmental journalist and author Dianne Dumanoski will discuss her latest book, The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth, at Washington College’s Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, September 23, at 7 p.m.

The event is presented by the Center for the Environment & Society and the Chestertown Spy.

Dumanoski has been a pioneer in reporting on such issues as ozone depletion, global warming and the accelerating loss of species since 1970.

She has been a Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT (1983–84), a fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism (1993), and a Yale University Poynter Fellow (2002).

She is the coauthor of Our Stolen Future, a seminal environmental work.  

In a sobering but realistic profile of the humanity's increasing negative impact on global planetary systems, Dumanoski's new book, The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth, makes a cogent and eloquent argument that "the radical experiment of our modern industrial civilization is now disrupting our planet's very metabolism."

Kirkus Reviews praised The End of the Long Summer as “a passionate, precise account of climate change and a persuasive strategy for dealing with ‘Nature’s return to center stage as a critical player in human history.’… Insightful. . . . Convincing.”

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to the talk is free and open to the public.

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