Acclaimed global climate change activist Bill McKibben, the author of “The End of Nature,” is scheduled to deliver a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the ballroom of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Oregon State University. 110 Southwest 53rd Street.
His talk is titled “350: The Most Important Number in the World.”
McKibben also is scheduled to speak at 9 a.m. Friday at a local foods breakfast at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 Southwest 53rd Street. Online registration is encouraged at oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery.
McKibben also is participating in a Spring Creek Project-sponsored workshop Thursday afternoon, but all seats for the invitation-only event are filled.
McKibben wrote 1989’s “The End of Nature,” one of the first general audience books on climate change. He’s also the founder of 350.org, a grassroots organizing effort that hopes to slow global climate change. The organization and McKibben’s lecture title are based on research that contends 350 parts-per-million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a safe limit.
McKibben is the first in OSU’s Discovery Lecture Series, which hopes to bring notable scientists, writers and policy makers to discuss pressing national issues. The series is sponsored by OSU’s Office of the Provost and Research Office.