“Climate Change Turns 30: Tribalism and Sustainability”

April 25, 2018 4:00 PM - April 25, 2018 5:00 PM

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Auditorium

Speaker: Eban Goodstein, economist, author, and public educator, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College, and Founder of the Green House Network

Abstract: “As a global social phenomenon, global warming was born around the year 1988. At just 30 years old, climate change has already profoundly shaped our culture. In the United States, the politics of denial have risen to prominence and power. In this talk, I take the long view — and argue that climate change action will increasingly occupy the center of an expansive tribalism, a global political, civil society, and business movement for a sustainable future.”

Bio: Goodstein is known for organizing national educational initiatives on climate change, which have engaged thousands of schools and universities, civic institutions, faith groups, and community organizations in solutions-driven dialogue. He is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, now in its 8th edition; Fighting for Love in Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming; and The Trade-Off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. Goodstein earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Geology from Williams College.