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Thursday, October 10 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
RESCHEDULED: The Beck Environmental Lecture: Sounding the Alarm

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, David Wallace-Wells is no longer able to appear during the festival. His talk will be rescheduled for Tuesday, November 19 at 6 p.m. in Harris Theater at George Mason University's Fairfax campus.


In his travelogue of our near future, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await—food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by global warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. Learn how it will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today. And yet Wallace-Wells offers hope that because we engineered this problem, we must be able to engineer an escape from it. The Beck Lecture is sponsored by Robert and Lucy Beck.



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David Wallace-Wells

David Wallace-Wells is the Deputy Editor at New York magazine, where he writes a column on climate change, and where his viral cover story “The Uninhabitable Earth” was published to widespread acclaim. Formerly the Deputy Editor of The Paris Review, and a National Fellow at the... Read More →