Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM EDT
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Rutgers Academic Building, 
15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Marjorie Kaplan 
Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

Kim Stanley Robinson's New York 2140

Science and Fiction: Envisioning Our Region's Future Under Extreme Sea-Level Rise


Public Talk, Panel Discussion, and Book Signing

Courtesy of Orbit/Hachette Book Group



Photo credit Sean Curtin

Featuring Kim Stanley Robinson and a panel of distinguished Rutgers faculty

Novelist Kim Stanley Robinson will read from and discuss his new novel, New York 2140, which presents a vision of our region in a future of extreme sea-level rise. After his talk, Robinson will join a panel of distinguished Rutgers faculty with expertise in climate science (Robert Kopp), urban planning (Clinton Andrews), urban agriculture (Laura Lawson), and the environmental humanities (Jorge Marcone). The panel will discuss the novel and its vision. A book signing opportunity will follow.  

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of RainThe Years of Rice and Salt and 2312. In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.

Event Details: Event begins at 7:30 pm. Members of the public are welcome. Registration strongly encouraged.  Parking for Rutgers visitors is in lots 26, 30, & College Ave Deck. 

This event is co-sponsored by Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative; Cook Campus Dean; Honors College of Rutgers University; Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Rutgers Climate Institute; Rutgers University-New Brunswick America Converges Here; SEBS Executive Dean; and Undergraduate Academic Affairs