Assembly Series presents 'The Fate of the Earth': A talk by Elizabeth Kolbert

A talk by Elizabeth Kolbert, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"

The history of life on Earth has been described as long periods of boredom interrupted occasionally by panic. In her talk, "The Fate of the Earth," Elizabeth Kolbert will discuss the current biodiversity crisis in the context of the great mass extinctions of the past. Why do humans pose such a threat to the other species on the planet and what can be done to contain this threat? 

Assembly Series programming is supported WashU’s ten-year strategic vision, Here and Next, designed to mobilize research, education, and patient care to establish WashU and St. Louis as a global hub for transformative solutions to the deepest societal challenges. When we bring our community together around topics that expand our knowledge and our perspectives, we stimulate the open, vibrant environment that will make our strategic vision possible. 

This event is made possible by the Office of the Provost in partnership with the Center for the Environment and the Woman's Club of Washington University.

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