Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Jared Diamond, New York Times bestselling author, will launch and present his new softcover, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. This author event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and the Linda Hall Library. The program will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

ONLINE LECTURE: Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

This program will be a virtual lecture. Click on “find out more” below for information on how to access the free online program.

A recent report found that two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk from climate change range shifts and other threats. The good news is that the science also shows that, if we take action now, we can help improve the changes for the majority of species at risk. Join Dr. Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist at the Audubon Society, to learn about the science behind the findings and the impact on birds in our Kansas City community.

ONLINE LECTURE: Deep-time (Geologic) Insight into Earth’s Future

This program will be a virtual lecture. Click on “find out more” below for information on how to access the free online presentation. 

Insights to understanding how our planet’s systems would function in a high-CO2 environment are found in geologic records of warm periods and major climate transitions from Earth’s past.