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Climate Lyricism

Boston College Professor of English Min Hyoung Song articulates a climate change-centered reading practice in his new book Climate Lyricism (Duke University Press, 2022). Song shows how contemporary poetry and fiction, especially by Black, Native American, Asian American, and Latinx … Continue reading

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Social scientists on global crises

According to Carroll School Ferris Professor of Management and Organization Jean Bartunek, experts in the natural sciences aren’t the only ones who have vital perspectives on crises such as climate change and COVID. Social scientists understand how such global crises … Continue reading

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An environmental call to arms

Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog, an alumnus of Boston College, presents four decades of his ground-breaking photography in the new book, The Human Element: A Time Capsule from the Anthropocene (‎Rizzoli, 2021). Balog has traveled well over a million miles … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Glaciers

Geographer and glaciologist M Jackson will discuss her book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, at a webinar on October 7 at 7 p.m. In The Secret Lives of Glaciers, Jackson explores the profound impacts of glacier change on the human and … Continue reading

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Amitav Ghosh on climate change

Writer Amitav Ghosh, whose non-fiction work, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (University of Chicago Press, 2016), highlighted the failure of writers, politicians, and others to address climate change, will give a talk on Feb. 12 at 7 … Continue reading

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Mary Robinson on climate justice

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will give a talk on the subject of her new book Climate Justice—Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) on Sept. … Continue reading

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Thoreau & climate change

Biologist Richard B. Primack will present “Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord” on Apr. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, Room 511. Primack is the author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods (University of Chicago Press), which uses … Continue reading

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Planet protector

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben has shaped public perception–and public action–on climate change, alternative energy, and sustainability. He will give a talk (dubbed a Boston Globe Best Bet) on “350: The Most Important Number in the World” at Boston College … Continue reading

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Chasing Ice

The Arts Festival will host a book-signing by alumnus and noted nature photographer James Balog on Apr. 25 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall. He will be signing copies of his book, ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, a visual chronicle … Continue reading

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