Bill McKibben, American environmentalist and writer who founded 350.org, spoke about 350: The Most Important Number in the World on Tues., Apr. 5, at the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It was the last Spring 2011 Contemporary Issues Lecture sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences.
Several of Mr. McKibben’s books are available in Andersen Library, including Earth under fire: How global warming is changing the world (3rd-floor Main Collection, QC981.8.C5 B715 2007) and The end of nature (3rd-floor Main Collection, GF75 .M38 2006). Search the HALCat Andersen Library catalog for these and other titles. In addition, UWW students and staff may request these and other titles from other UW campus libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service. Requested materials arrive in 2-4 weekdays.
What’s the deal with 350? According to the 350.org site, “Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity.” You can see various video clips of Bill McKibben on YouTube, and also view a longer speech via Australian Broadcasting Corporation of Mr. McKibben speaking at the University of Sydney.
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.