Author Mark Hertsgaard to Discuss Reversing Climate Change
Author Mark Hertsgaard will discuss how we can reverse climate change—the topic of his latest book, Hot—on
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the University of Baltimore. Hertsgaard, a
journalist and advocate for environmental action, is especially
concerned about climate change's effect on the two billion young people
he calls "Generation Hot": the generation that will live most of their
lives in an era of rapid, often unpredictable environmental extremes.
Hertsgaard's talk will take place at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall in the UB
Learning Commons, 1415 Maryland Ave. It is free and open to the public.
The best-selling journalist Barbara Ehrenreich has called Hertsgaard "one of America's finest reporters." His book, HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth, offers deep, serious reporting on how people can cope with—and reverse—climate disruption. Reviews have been enthusiastic. The New York Times called HOT a "significant contribution" to the climate debate that "raises the emotional stakes while keeping a clear head…. [Hertsgaard] presents a strong case that there is still time to make an enormous difference."
Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, said, "Hertsgaard cuts through the denial and misinformation about climate change, offering a clear, tough-minded view of our predicament. More important, he shows that the worst harms of global warming are not inevitable and outlines the steps that can help to avert disaster."
"HOT ... will prompt readers to action. Starkly clear and of utmost importance," said Kirkus Reviews.
Based in San Francisco, Hertsgaard is a co-founder of Climate Parents, an organization that seeks to mobilize parents against climate change for the sake of their children. He is the author of five other books, including On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency and Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future. He is a Fellow of the New America Foundation and the environment correspondent for The Nation.
Copies of HOT will be available for purchase at the event, and Hertsgaard will sign books following his talk.
Learn more about Hertsgaard.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.