LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will present a special program, "Bill McKibben: Notes from the Front of the Climate Fight" at 8 p.m. Saturday at ADK's High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid. For more information, call 523-3441.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
McKibben, author and co-founder of 350.org, will talk about the movement to solve the climate crisis.
Attendees will find out what the world is doing to address this issue.
McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with "The End of Nature" in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him 'the planet's best green journalist' and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was 'probably the country's most important environmentalist.'Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State University of New York, and Whittier and Colgate Colleges.
In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.