Bill McKibben discusses Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.
Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded. Now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that a massive change is already underway on a planet that we might as well re-name Eaarth. Our hope depends, he argues, on creating a community that can weather trouble on an unprecedented scale.
Nona Dennis is a retired Environmental Consultant and Environmental Educator, and was formerly adjunct faculty in the University of San Francisco graduate program in Environmental Management. She is a past board member and Life Member of the Environmental Forum of Marin and frequently an instructor in the Forum Training Program; past chair of Mill Valley Planning Commission; past state President of the Association of Environmental Professionals and director of the National Association of Environmental Professionals.
Dennis served on the St. Vincent's/Silveira Advisory Task Force and on the Sustainability Working Group for the Marin Countywide Plan update.
Dr. Denise Lucy is a Professor of Business and Organizational Studies and Executive Director, Institute of Leadership Studies and Emerita Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Dominican University of California. Dr. Lucy is an expert in leadership and organizational change. She has 25 years experience in higher education as an educator and executive; first at the University of San Francisco and currently at Dominican University of California since 1993.
As a professional manager and as a faculty member, Dr. Lucy's expertise areas are in leadership and team development, management, strategic planning, facilitative leadership, organizational change systems, and conflict resolution. Her research interests include leadership and team development, community leadership/civic engagement and corporate social responsibility. Dr. Lucy is the Chair of the Marin Education Fund Board of Directors and is co-President of the Pt. San Pedro Coalition. She is a co-founder of Dominican's Green Task Force and committed to environmental sustainability education.
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is a scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College.
McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of 2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against global warming in American history. McKibben is active in the Methodist Church, and his writing sometimes has a spiritual bent.
He is the author of The End of Nature (1989), the first book for a general audience about global warming. Recent books include Enough (2004), which critiques human genetic engineering and other rapidly advancing technologies; Wandering Home (2005), which catalogs his foot-travels across the Vermont landscape; and Age of Missing Information (2006), in which he compares his experience watching 1700 hours of videotaped TV to that of contemplating nature in the Adirondacks.