312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California 94108

A Meet the Author Event

Who: Brian Fagan, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Event: Anthropologist and historian Brian Fagan joins the Council to discuss how the earth’s previous global warming phase—a millennium ago—might have reshaped human societies and how these subtle changes in the environment had far-reaching effects on human life from the Arctic to the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. With lessons for our own time, Fagan recounts how the earth experienced a rise in surface temperature from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries and the drought and famine that ensued—perhaps a preview of today’s global warming. He warns that the history of the Great Warming, particularly our vulnerability to drought, suggests that we may yet be underestimating the power of climate change and the potential for severe disruption in our lives in the years to come.

When: Tuesday, March 11; Registration: 5:30pm; Program: 6pm
Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St. San Francisco
Admission Costs: Council Members: FREE; Students: $5; Nonmembers: $15
Info: 415.293.4600; [email protected]

Official Website: http://www.itsyourworld.org/

Added by wacsf on February 11, 2008

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