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Author and activist Bill McKibben to deliver U-M Wege Lecture Oct. 5

DATE: 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

EVENT: Author, environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben will deliver the 2017 Wege Lecture in a free public talk titled "Down to the wire: A hot fight in a hot world." McKibben has written extensively about climate change and is the founder of, the first global grassroots climate change movement.

McKibben's 1989 book, "The End of Nature," is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and has been translated into 24 languages.

PLACE: The University of Michigan, Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor.

REGISTRATION: This event is free, but registration is requested:

SPONSORS: U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, the Center for Sustainable Systems, the Bicentennial Theme Semester in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and MC2: Michigan and the Climate Crisis.

WEB LINKS: The Wege Lecture Series, now in its 16th year, focuses on critical issues of sustainability. This year's lecture is part of a week-long set of events designed to raise awareness about climate change. See a list of all the week's events: