How do—and should—adults talk with kids about climate change? How can we empower and encourage the next generation, given the magnitude of the task ahead? Is it foolish to hope they will save us from what we have done? Join Sunrise Kids NYC and n+1 for a discussion on the meaning, responsibilities, and possibilities of bringing life into an endangered world. With Jill Kubit, Katy Lederer, Kate Marvel, Jedediah Purdy, Christine Smallwood, and Mari Tan. Presented with Climate Week NYC.
Jill Kubit is the director and co-founder of DearTomorrow. Her work has been recognized by the MIT Climate Co-Lab, the Grist 50, TED, Vox, Public Radio International, Yale, and BECC. She is also a founding member of the Our Kids’ Climate global climate-parent collaboration.
Katy Lederer is the author of three books of poems and a memoir. Her poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, the New Yorker online, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. She writes regularly about climate change for n+1.
Kate Marvel is a climate scientist at Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. She uses satellite observations and climate models to observe present-day climate changes and explore possible climate futures. A writer and communicator, Kate writes the Hot Planet column for Scientific American, has given a TED talk, and appeared on Meet the Press and NPR’s Weekend Edition.
Jedediah Purdy is a professor at Columbia Law School and the author of After Nature and This Land is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth.
Christine Smallwood is a writer and critic and member of Sunrise Kids NYC.
Mari Tan is an attorney and member of Sunrise Kids NYC.