Watch now — Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

By Halley Posner | March 19, 2021

Watch the Bulletin virtual program, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, featuring Elizabeth Kolbert in conversation with John Mecklin. 

In this conversation, you’ll hear about Kolbert’s newest bookwhich dives deep into geoengineering, the hopes and hazards it provides, and how it may be humanity’s path forward.  

 Read more Bulletin coverage of climate change and listen to all of our virtual programs. 

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book, “Under a White Sky,” was published in February. Her last book, “The Sixth Extinction,” received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner, and has received a Heinz Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Academies communications award. Kolbert is a visiting fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College.  

John Mecklin is the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Miller-McCune (subsequently renamed Pacific Standard). Over the preceding 15 years, he was also: the editor of High Country News, a nationally acclaimed magazine that reports on the American West; the consulting executive editor for the launch of Key West; and the top editor for award-winning newsweeklies in San Francisco and Phoenix. His writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Reuters news service. Mecklin holds a master’s in public administration degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. 



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