Festival highlight: the climate crisis and how to deal with it

One of the liveliest events at last year’s World Voices Festival was “The Economic Crisis and How to Deal with It,” a panel discussion co-sponsored by The New York Review of Books that included Bill Bradley, Niall Ferguson, Paul Krugman, Nouriel Roubini, George Soros, and Robin Wells. Labeled “The Neo-Keynsian Smackdown” by Garth Risk Hallberg, the event featured heated debate before a passionate audience and prompted many responses. (You can watch the event here, listen to it here, and read excerpts of the conversation here.)

This year, Robert Silvers of The NYRB has again put together a panel of heavyweights to wrestle with a massively important subject. At “Weather Report: What Can We Do?”, Jostein Gaarder, James Hansen, Frederic Hauge, Bjørn Lomborg, Bill McKibben, Andrew Revkin, and Cynthia Rosenzweig will discuss how and whether we can beat back the encroaching danger of global warming. As with last year's economic panel, the participants represent a wide spectrum of educated views; Lomborg, for instance, is the author of Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, while Bill McKibben’s books include The End of Nature and Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.

It should be another interesting and animated discussion. Full details are below; tickets are available here.

Weather Report: What Can We Do?

Thursday, April 29

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 83rd Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City

What time:
8–9:30 p.m.

$25/$20 PEN Members/The Metropolitan Museum of Art Members and New York Review of Books subscribers; www.smarttix.com or (212) 868-4444. For Member discount code, please contact Lara Tobin at lara@pen.org or (212) 334-1660 ext. 126.

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