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An Evening With Peter Brannen: Envisioning the Future by Unlocking Earth's Past

WhenTuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Venue

Natural History Museum

Event Location

Ground Floor, Baird Auditorium

Cost

Free, but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

Description

The National Museum of Natural History invites you to attend an evening with award-winning science journalist, Peter Brannen. Using fossils and the Earth's deep geological record, Brannen will explore groundbreaking research to broaden views on climate change and the role climate played in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history. Afterward, in a conversation with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Brannen will discuss his new book, The Ends of the World. He will reveal how understanding the planet's five mass extinctions can offer us a glimpse of our future and ask, "Are we on the brink of a sixth?" The Ends of the World will be available for purchase and signing after the program. This program was made possible through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein and is part of the An Evening With... signature series featuring thought leaders in conversation with paleontologist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Kirk Johnson.

This program is also part of the Deep Time Initiative, the Museum’s effort to lead the public on a dynamic journey through Earth's 4.6-billion-year history to understand how our planet's deep past connects to the present and our future.