John Green Talks Climate Change and the Apocalypse at Memorial Church | News – Harvard Crimson

by | Oct 17, 2022 | Climate Change

Students lined up across Tercentenary Theatre on Friday evening to hear best-selling author John Green talk about the end of the world.Friday’s event kicked off Memorial Church’s 2022-2023 William Belden Noble Lecture series, which will center on the climate crisis. The lecture series was fo unded in 1898 by Nannie Yulee Noble in honor of her husband, who graduated from Harvard College in 1885.Matthew Potts hosted the event, marking his first time leading the annual lecture series since he was appointed Pusey Minister of Memorial Church in the spring of 2021.Green is the author of “The Fault in our Stars” and other young adult best-selling novels. He also founded widely popular YouTube channels, including educational series “Crash Course,” with his brother. In his latest work “The Anthropocene Reviewed,” Green published a collection of his essays discussing the influence of human activity on the planet.In an interview, Green said the invitation to join the lecture series was “too great of an opportunity to pass up.”“It’s a huge privilege to be able to come to Harvard and talk with and learn from an extraordinary student body,” he said.Green opened the speech by addressing what makes the current climate crisis and the threat it poses to humans unique.“We’re not the first species to become so powerful on Earth that we muck up the climate and threaten the planet’s biodiversity by altering its atmosphere,” he said. “But we’re the first speci …

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