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Bill McKibben (photo by Nancie Battaglia)

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Distinguished Lecture Series presents noted American environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben in a lecture on Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m. in the Art Auditorium. Founder of, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, McKibben presents “Update from the Front Lines of the Climate Fight.”

A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes for a variety of publications worldwide including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic and Rolling Stone. McKibben writes about global warming, alternative energy and the risks associated with human genetic engineering.

His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and has been published in 24 languages.

The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, McKibben was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities.

Author signing will follow the reading. Books will be made available for purchase.

This event is free and open to the public and made possible by the Dai Ho Chun Endowment and the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.

For more information, read the UH Mānoa news release.

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