Fixing the Dust Bowl: A Climate Change Parable

Lunchtime Talk with Timothy Egan
TIME AND DATE
Monday, March 18, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 pm

LOCATION

Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2)
Room 111

473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

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Please join us for lunch and conversation with Timothy Egan, a former media fellow with the Bill Lane Center and the National Book Award-winning author of The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. 

This talk will look at perhaps the largest, most sustained human-caused environmental disaster, the Dust Bowl, and the effort by the Roosevelt Administration to repair damage to a huge swath of the American midsection. It's useful for today, in that this was a precursor to human-caused global warming.  The massive repair effort, sometimes comical, sometimes irrational, but earnest as well, showed that environmental restoration is not a lost cause. 

Participants

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer for The New York Times and the best-selling author of six books. In 2006 he won the National Book Award for The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl . In 2008-9, Egan was a western media fellow at the Bill Lane Center for the American West. 

 

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