Welcome the Anthropocene: An Evening with Elizabeth Kolbert at Linda Hall Library
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Lead Thought-Provoking Discussion on the Current Biodiversity Crisis
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Linda Hall Library is excited to announce an engaging evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert on February 13. This event is the first part of a three-lecture series aligned with the ongoing exhibition, "Chained to the Sky: The Science of Birds, Past & Future."
The evening will feature a fireside chat between Kolbert, renowned for her Pulitzer Prize-winning work, "The Sixth Extinction," and Dr. Eric Dorfman, President of the Linda Hall Library. Together, they will explore the profound impact of the Anthropocene, the current era marked by significant human influence on global climate and ecosystems.
Attendees will gain valuable insights into the challenges our planet faces and the potential consequences if we do not address the harmful aspects of human activities.
"We're at a point where what we do has a huge impact on the climate and nature worldwide," Kolbert said. "The Anthropocene is a new way of understanding the world – that we are now the dominant force shaping the planet. It's on us to take responsibility for that."
About the Linda Hall Library
Since 1946, the Linda Hall Library has been amassing collections that have powered investigation, innovation, exploration and inspiration. Today, the Library is a leading independent research library widely known for the breadth and depth of its collections across 82 languages, its role as an international destination for scholarship and research, its support of teachers of the STEM curricula, and the vast resources it provides to learners of all ages interested in scientific exploration and discovery. Learn more at lindahall.org.