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Policy and a Pint

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Short Description: 

Come listen to the guys who wrote "The Death of Environmentalism" discuss their view on the future of environmental advocacy, have appetizers from the Loring Pasta Bar, and drink good beer!

Location: 

Varsity Theater, 1308 4th St SE, Minneapolis

Sponsor: 

Hosted by the Citizens League and 89.3 The Current.

Cost: 

$10 general, $5 with student ID

Full Description: 

89.3 The Current and the Citizens League open the new season of Policy and a Pint with Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, authors of "Breakthrough." The two stirred up controversy a few years ago when they released an essay called "The Death of Environmentalism." They argued that the old ways of talking about pollution and acid rain would never change how people go about their lives, and that "environmentalism" had to die in order for real change to happen to protect our water, air and land. Their new book expands on their original idea. They believe controlling global warming won't happen with more calls to end pollution; instead we need to come up with new models that take into account economics, job creation and people's quality of life. 89.3 The Current DJ Steve Seel will moderate the event.