Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Speaks In Larchmont About Climate Change

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Author Elizabeth Kolbert, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," will speak at the Hommocks School Auditorium in Larchmont on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., as part of The Center for Continuing Education's "Notable Neighbors" series.

Elizabeth Kolbert
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A Larchmont native and writer for The New Yorker magazine, Kolbert will discuss climate change and its implications for the future. “The urban and suburban landscape has been radically altered for some time, and residents of the Sound Shore community have seen the effects everywhere, including in Long Island Sound,” Kolbert said. “But we need to think of these changes in terms of our entire world. No one is going to avoid their impact." In her book “The Sixth Extinction,” Kolbert poses the alarming possibility that humans are causing a cataclysmic mass extinction that will inalterably change life on earth.

Kolbert married a Mamaroneck High School classmate, John Kleiner, and her parents Marlene and Gerald Kolbert still live in Larchmont.

“We’re thrilled to have Betsy share her immense knowledge about the impact of climate change with our community,” said Blythe Hamer, Executive Director of The Center for Continuing Education. The evening will be moderated by Mamaroneck High School Environmental Science teacher Sophia Andrews. Tickets for adults are $25. Students are admitted free. For tickets and further information, click here or call (914)-698-9126.

The Hommocks School is at 130 Hommocks Road, Larchmont.

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