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Losing Earth: A Discussion with the Pulitzer Center at the Global Climate Summit

Event Date:

September 11, 2018 | 5:30 PM EDT TO 7:00 PM EDT


Kanbar Forum/Exploratorium
15 Pier

San Francisco, CA 94111

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Losing Earth

Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do...

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Pavillions and covered walkways of an unfinished tourist attraction (Yiping Jiayuan) on the shore of Lake Taihu, China's third largest lake. Lake Taihu is surrounded by several high-density cities, including Shanghai, Suzhou, and Changzhou. Thirty years ago the waters were clear of algae. Now algae covers the lake's surface every summer. Rampant sewer dumping and livestock drainage, combined with shifting agricultural practices, allowed the algal blooms to flourish, and now human mismanagement and global warming have entrenched them. Image by George Steinmetz. China, 2018.

In a 30,000-word article in The New York Times Magazine, journalist Nathaniel Rich explores the decade when the U.S. almost succeeded, but failed, in reaching consensus on combating climate change. The devastating consequences are depicted in stunning photography by George Steinmetz from around the globe. The project was supported by the Pulitzer Center–which is also mounting a national campaign to engage secondary and college students in the issues raised by "Losing Earth."

Rich and Steinmetz will present their work on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in discussion with Rhea Suh, the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center.

Space is limited so RSVP now. Attendees are also invited to attend the Global Climate Action Summit reception that follows, in the Exploratorium.


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Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change