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What is to be Done? Conservation in an Era of Climate Change

Char Miller

  • Director of Environmental Analysis and W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College

We are not the first generation to face dramatic environmental challenges. For instance, those who experienced the industrial revolution were justly afraid that, notwithstanding the material wealth it produced, this powerful force was destroying the land and the people it sustained. Their response was to create national forests and parks, protect endangered species and threatened watersheds, and fight for public health. Matching their principled activism is essential if we hope to live sustainably in an unpredictable climate of change.

Through the use of historic photographs and cartoons, Char Miller will offer insight into the contentious history and contemporary dilemmas that have shaped the environmental movement's ambitions over time. Miller is author of the award-winning Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism and editor of Water in the 21st-Century West and River Basins of the American West.

Co-sponsored by Pomona College and Changing Hands Bookstore.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.