A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Future Is Now for Climate Change

Award-winning authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Dr. Michael Mann discuss how their scientific publications and speculative fiction raise public awareness about climate change and inspire urgency to act.

Michael Mann

Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He has received many honors and awards, including NOAA’s outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002....

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Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American novelist, widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction. He began publishing novels in 1984 and since has published 19 novels and numerous short stories, including his well-known Mars trilogy....


The New Climate War
The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
Michael Mann
Science / Medicine / Technology
January 2021
ISBN 9781541758230
368 pages
$29.00, INSTORE
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The Madhouse Effect:
How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
Michael Mann
Science / Medicine / Technology
Columbia University Press
June 2018
ISBN 9780231177870
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The Ministry for the Future
Kim Stanley Robinson
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
October 2020
ISBN 9780316300131
Hardcover, 576 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
March 2018
ISBN 9780316262316
Kindle Edition, 656 pages
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