Kate Troll to Present Ten Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change May 4 at Western

Kate Troll, Author of “The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World,” will discuss advancing conservation initiatives in Alaska, as well as points of hope for progress on climate change as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

In her Speaker Series talk titled “The Great Unconformity,” Troll will share her stories, insights, and experience in dealing with the political difficulties of advancing conservation initiatives in a state dominated by extractive resource industries. In her new book “The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World,” Ms. Troll uses the power of adventure storytelling to convey key policy insights and ‘hope spots’ in dealing with the challenge of climate change. To inspire and empower others, her talk will also highlight ten points of hope for progress on climate change.

Troll, a longtime Alaskan, has more than 22 years’ experience in climate and energy policy, coastal management, and fisheries. She’s been elected to public office twice and is currently a regular columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News. In between, she climbs mountains, kayaks with the whales, runs wild rivers, and writes screenplays. The Great Unconformity draws in equal measure from her full career and adventurous life.

The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate.

The Huxley College Speaker Series, sponsored by Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the WWU and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.

WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized leader in producing the next generation of environmental professionals and stewards. Huxley’s distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum reflects a broad view of the physical, biological, social, and cultural world, and has earned international recognition for quality.

For more information, please contact WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-2949 or visit the website: https://huxley.wwu.edu/huxley-college-speaker-series.