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PEN Weather Report: What Can We Do?

In case you missed it — PEN World Voices Festival Event Cosponsored by the New York Review of Books, the Fritt Ord Freedom of Expression Foundation, and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General — Weather Report: What Can We Do?

A major transatlantic conversation about global warming, the Copenhagen climate talks, and policy options for the future took place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 29, 2010 with New York Review of Books contributors; Jostein Gaarder, James Hansen, Frederic Hauge, Bjorn Lomborg, Bill McKibben, Andrew Revkin, and Cynthia Rosenzweig; moderated by Robert Silvers.

Freelance writer Emily Voigt penned an excellent piece about the debate for OnEarth Magazine.

Who's Who:
Jostein Gaarder, author of the internationally-acclaimed novel Sophie's World and creator of the Sophie Prize

James Hansen, one of the world's leading climatologists and author of Storms of My Grandchildren

Frederic Hauge, founder and director of the international environmental organization the Bellona Foundation

Bjørn Lomborg, an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School and author of the controversial The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World and Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming

Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, and numerous other books

Author and environment journalist Andrew Revkin, whose biography of Chico Mendes, formed the basis of the feature film The Burning Season

Cynthia Rosenzweig is co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the mayor advising the city on adaptation for its critical infrastructure

The New York Review of Books editor, Robert Silvers will guide the discussion about how we can turn back the tides of global warming


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