HDS The Climate of Now

Join Harvard Divinity School on Mondays, from 7 to 8:30 pm ET, for The Climate of Now, a ten-week series of online conversations with poets, writers, public servants, theologians, biologists, scholars, and activists who are engaged in the spiritual reckoning and awakening surrounding climate collapse, sacred land protection, and planetary health. Environmentalist, author, and HDS Writer-in-Residence Terry Tempest Williams will lead conversations concerning our response to climate chaos: How might we recast this as a time of meaning rather than despair? How do arts and activism combine to let us see possibility instead of pessimism? Where do we find the strength to fully face all that is breaking our hearts?

Over cups of tea, these informal conversations will be followed by live Q&A sessions led by Harvard faculty, who will expand on audience questions and collaborative thinking.

November 15
The Climate of Attention
Elizabeth Kolbert
, New Yorker staff writer

Few have covered the climate crisis as deeply and as thoughtfully as Elizabeth Kolbert. Her work includes Field Notes from a Catastrophe (2007), the Pulitzer-prize winning The Sixth Extinction (2016), and her latest Under The White Sky (2021), “a book about people trying to solve problems caused by people trying to solve problems.” She discusses what “a good Anthropocene” might look like, from managing fish in the Midwest to geo-engineering the atmosphere to turn our blue sky white. 
Respondent: Samuel Myers, Director of Planetary Health Alliance.

Register here

Registration is free but required to participate. Visit the HDS website for more information about the Weather Reports series and speaker lineup.

Please contact rpl@hds.harvard.edu with questions about the Weather Reports series. 

This series is a Constellation Project in partnership with the Center of the Study of World ReligionsReligion and Public Life, and the Planetary Health Alliance.