National Geographic Live: Sustainability and Climate Science

Need, Greed, and a Sustainable Future
Environmental visionary Saleem H. Ali
Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.



Would the world be a better place if human societies curbed their desires for material goods? In his provocative new book, Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed, and a Sustainable Future,Saleem H. Ali suggests that the answer is not so simple. Join Ali to find out why.

scholar and environmental visionary

Inside the Battle to Save the Earth’s Climate
Climatologist Stephen H. Schneider
Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
In his new National Geographic book, Science as a Contact Sport, Stephen H. Schneider, corecipient of the Nobel Peace Price (with Al Gore) in 2007 and recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant,” pieces together events like a detective story, offering a riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the political battles over climate change. Find out how special interests were able to exploit scientific uncertainties to block measures against climate change, and hear why this visionary remains hopeful that it’s not too late to do something about it.


All events are held in National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M Street N.W. National Geographic is a short walk from the Farragut North (red line) and Farragut West (blue/orange lines) Metro stops.
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