Acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert's latest book investigates science's cutting-edge fight against the effects of climate change. After doing so much damage, have we left it too late to save our world?
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"To be a well-informed citizen of Planet Earth, you need to read Elizabeth Kolbert."
Finding environmental solutions at the brink of extinction
In the face of climate change's threat to humanity, experts are using imaginative techniques to bring the planet back to health.
Author and The New Yorker journalist Elizabeth Kolbert visited laboratories and damaged ecosystems across the world to learn about our last ditch attempts to save our natural world: engineers turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers trying to develop a super coral that can survive in warmer oceans and physicists considering shooting light-reflective particles into the stratosphere to cool the earth.
It's clear: the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet could be the only hope for its salvation. Don't miss this conversation about the nature of the future that promises to be equal parts terrifying and inspiring.
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Cheat sheet: Elizabeth Kolbert
Our picks of essential writing from environmentalist, author and Antidote headliner Elizabeth Kolbert.
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. For her work at The New Yorker, where she’s a staff writer, she has received two National Magazine Awards and the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children. Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future is her latest book.
More about Paddy Manning...
Paddy Manning is contributing editor for The Monthly and author of Body count: How Climate Change is Killing Us, winner of the non-fiction prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021. Over a 20-year career in journalism he has worked for the ABC, Crikey, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, The Australian Financial Review and The Australian.
Experience ANTIDOTE live on Stream
This year, Antidote will take place live on Stream, the new streaming service from Sydney Opera House. Watch a single talk, or settle in for a day of discussions on ideas, action and change with a Festival Pass.
Currently, only digital tickets are available to Antidote. The possibility of the festival going ahead on site at the Opera House in September has not yet been ruled out and will be determined in line with the NSW Government orders in place at the time. In the event that tickets to attend Antidote on site are made available, patrons who have purchased a livestream ticket may opt to exchange this by paying only the difference of an onsite ticket price.
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