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Book Talk | Jeff Goodell | The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet

09/18 Monday | 5:30pm

This event is Sold Out.  A video recording of the event will be posted on the IPK YouTube page within the next week.

Join Rebuild by Design and the Institute for Public Knowledge for a book talk on The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet with the author Jeff Goodell in conversation with Eric Klinenberg and Eleni Myrivili.

Photograph of author Jeff Gooddell

Jeff Goodell is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, which was picked as a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017, as well as one of Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017.  Goodell’s previous books include Sunnyvale, a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. He has covered climate change for more than two decades at Rolling Stone and discussed climate and energy issues on NPR, MSNBC, CNN,  CNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News and The Oprah Winfrey Show.  He is a Senior Fellow at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.

Eric Klinenberg is Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Crown, 2018), Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (The Penguin Press, 2012), Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media (Metropolitan Books, 2007), and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2002), and co-author, with Aziz Ansari, of the New York Times #1 bestseller Modern Romance (The Penguin Press, 2015). His scholarly work has been published in journals including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and Ethnography, and he has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and This American Life.

Eleni (Lenio) Myrivili is Chief Heat Officer of Athens, Greece and was recently announced the Global Chief Heat Officer to UN Habitat, working to bring solutions to extreme heat to cities in 60 countries around the world. Lenio is also senior advisor for urban heat and a Senior Fellow at the Arsht-Rock Center at the Atlantic Council. She is currently a member of the EU Mission Board for Adaptation at the European Commission and co-chairs the Steering Committee of the global Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities). Previously a tenured professor with executive experience in local government, she is an expert on urban resilience and extreme heat, and climate adaptation, national borders and cultural theory. In 2020, she completed a year as a Loeb Fellow of Advanced Environmental Studies 2020, at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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