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Binah: Richard Powers and Bill McKibben

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Novelist Richard Powers and author and environmentalist Bill McKibben examine the essential conflict taking place on our planet between humans and nonhumans. Richard Powers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Overstory, is about nine Americans whose unique life experiences with trees bring them together to address the destruction of forests

Bill McKibben’s most recent book, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, examines how new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. McKibben is a founder of 350.org, an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis and whose goal is to end the use of fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy by building a global, grassroots movement.

David Kwan is the editor and producer of Binah, featuring remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as part of their Arts & Ideas program.