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McKenzie Funk: Getting Rich from Climate Change
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$5 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information
Dates and Times:
February 5, 7:30PM-9:00PM
Climate change has contributed to melting glaciers, drought and other growing environmental problems–it’s also made a lot of money for a lot of people. In Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, McKenzie Funk explores how big businesses are manipulating environmental trends to make a quick buck. Following the growing artificial snow industry in Israel, innovative engineering designs and investment schemes around water control, Funk expertly unveils the hidden, money-making side to this environmental crisis. A veteran journalist whose writing appears in Outside, National Geographic, Harper’s and Rolling Stone, Funk tracked earth’s “melt, drought and deluge” cycles for the past six years, and discovered that instead of solving the problem, we’re taking advantage of the warming. While some may profit, others may be collateral damage in this “windfall.”