As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Kate Troll will deliver her talk, “The Great Unconformity,” 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.
Kate 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.
Kate Troll, a long-time 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.