Are any of you SEActivists interested in attending this talk by McKenzie Funk at Town Hall on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00 pm entitled: Getting Rich from Climate Change [Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5]
Here’s what Town Hall says:
Climate change has contributed to melting glaciers, drought and other growing environmental problems–it’s also made a lot of money for a lot of people. In Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, McKenzie Funk explores how big businesses are manipulating environmental trends to make a quick buck. Following the growing artificial snow industry in Israel, innovative engineering designs and investment schemes around water control, Funk expertly unveils the hidden, money-making side to this environmental crisis. A veteran journalist whose writing appears in Outside, National Geographic, Harper’s and Rolling Stone, Funk tracked earth’s “melt, drought and deluge” cycles for the past six years, and discovered that instead of solving the problem, we’re taking advantage of the warming. While some may profit, others may be collateral damage in this “windfall.”
Presented by: Town Hall and University Bookstore through The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: About the author.
If you’re interested in meeting before hand for happy hour and a bite, email email@example.com or respond in the comment block below. Thanks to Mary D for the suggestion! Also, here is a link to McKenzie Funk’s bio on TEDxOxbridge.