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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What's your carbon footprint?

NEW HAVEN — Well-known environmentalist and author Bill McKibben will give a talk about climate change on April 3 at Yale Divinity School.
"Climate change is coming to a sharp head this year — both physically, as indicators of our peril mount faster than expected — and politically, as the world’s leaders will convene in Copenhagen in December to reach a new agreement on carbon," McKibben said in a statement.
"I will describe the issue and the growing campaign among people, especially young people, around the world to steer those talks in the direction that the science demands."
McKibben is the author of "The End of Nature" and "Deep Economy," which advocates a locally based economy, including food and energy generation. In 2007, he inspired college students to organize 1,400 global-warming demonstrations in all 50 states.
Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, the Joseph Slikfa Center for Jewish Life at Yale and Yale Divinity School are sponsoring the lecture, which will be held at Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St., at noon April 3. The lecture and parking are free.

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