Renowned speaker Harte at Quarryhill BG
Saturday August 2017 -
The second of a three-part lecture series at Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen will feature a renowned scholar exploring climate change issues, John Harte.
Professor Harte is a physicist turned ecologist whose research focuses on the effects of human actions on biodiversity, ecosystem structure and function, and climate. On Aug. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Harte will review the major threats to a sustainable future, critique some recently proposed solutions, and describe an achievable course of action to ensure civilizationís survival.
An overarching goal of Harteís research is to understand the interdependence of human well-being and the health of ecosystems. He has won numerous awards and honors including a Pew Scholars Prize in Conservation and the Environment, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a George Polk award in investigative journalism. He has served on six National Academy of Sciences Committees and has authored over 200 scientific publications, including eight books, on topics including biodiversity, climate change, biogeochemistry, and energy and water resources. With his wife, biologist Mary Ellen Harte, he authored Cool the Earth, Save the Economy: Solving the Climate Crisis is EASY.
Cost is $35 for Quarryhill members, $45 for nonmembers. Gates open at 5 p.m.; lecture begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available, plus wine and beer for sale. For details about the Peter H. Raven Lecture Series, go to www.quarryhillbg.org/page131.html. Quarryhill Botanical Garden is located at 12841 Hwy. 12 in Glen Ellen.