Zoom Event

Book Week Scotland: Alastair McIntosh at Edinburgh Central Library


Organised by Edinburgh Central Library, Birlinn and Scottish Book Trust in celebration of Book Week Scotland 2020

Climate Change and the Survival of Being

Alastair McIntosh’s new book Riders on the Storm (Birlinn 2020) has received critical acclaim as a rigorous but engaging outline of the present science of climate change. But the deeper reason why he wrote it is enfolded in the subtitle: “Climate change and the survival of being”. Both the climate crisis and Covid-19, he says, are wake-up calls to our humanity – a call to deepen our psychology and even spirituality, fresh openings of the way in human consciousness. At least a third of this event will be given over to audience interaction.

Alastair McIntosh is one of Scotland’s leading writers and an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow. His books include Soil and Soul (Aurum 2001) and Poacher’s Pilgrimage (Birlinn 2016).

This event will be chaired by Professor Laura Hope-Gill from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina.

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Wednesday 18 Nov 2020
Zoom, Online. United Kingdom