Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming (PENGUIN)
Wednesday • February 5 • 7:30pm
Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue
Reading & Book Signing
Climate change has contributed to melting glaciers, drought and other growing environmental problems—it's also made a lot of money for a lot of people. In Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, McKenzie Funk explores how big businesses are manipulating environmental trends to make a quick buck. Following the growing artificial snow industry in Israel, innovative engineering designs and investment schemes around water control, Funk expertly unveils the hidden, money-making side to this environmental crisis. A veteran journalist whose writing appears in Outside, National Geographic, Harper's and Rolling Stone, Funk tracked earth's melt, drought and deluge cycles for the past six years, and discovered that instead of solving the problem, were taking advantage of the warming. While some may profit, others may be collateral damage in this windfall.
Town Hall and University Book Store through The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets are $5.
McKenzie Funk is an author and journalist who has written for Harpers, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Outside, and Popular Science. He is the author of the forthcoming Best Laid Plans, a book about climate change with reporting from five continents and 23 countries. A longtime adventurerhe won a National Geographic Expeditions Council grant to hitchhike the new Trans-Siberian Highway and was on the second American expedition to ski Tibets 8,012-meter ShishapangmaMcKenzie has spent the last five years traveling to 23 countries on five continents, meeting water brokers, land speculators, and seawall builders, witnessing a world getting ready to heat up. A Livingston Award finalist and a winner of the Oakes Prize for Environmental Journalism, he is a 2011-2012 Knight Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan. He speaks Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, and, mostly, English.
Pre-Order an Autographed Copy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $22.36