Amitav Ghosh, one of the world’s foremost intellects and writers, will speak at Northern Arizona University about the need to be more inclusive when communicating about a warming planet.

In the free, public lecture, Ghosh will examine society’s inability to grasp the scale and violence of climate change at the historical and political level. “War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change” is from 4-6:30 p.m. March 23 at the International Pavilion (Bldg. 50A).

Ghosh’s talk revolves around his latest book on global warming, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, which explores contemporary fictions failure to address the realities of climate change. He suggests other frameworks can be used to address the problem of a warming climate.

This event, sponsored by NAU Asian Studies, will include a question-and-answer session along with a book signing. Community guests can register and download a designated parking pass for the event at nau.edu/guest.