Electronic Silent Spring

Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick
November 9, 2016 : 7:00pm

Katie Singer
Investigative Journalist and Novelist

Katie Singer works on public policy with the Electromagnetic Radiation Policy Institute. An investigative journalist, her books include The Garden of Fertility (Avery, 2004), Honoring Our Cycles (New Trends, 2006) Honoring Our Cycles in Africa (2007) & Electronic Silent Spring (2014). Her novel, The Wholeness of a Broken Heart (Riverhead, 1999) was a selection of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program. She teaches internationally.
Info-Communications-Technologies (ICT) grow faster than anyone can comprehend. Year 2000's total annual Internet traffic amounted to less than one hour of Internet traffic in 2015. By 2020, ICTs could account for as much as 20% of our planet's total energy use. Katie Singer will make electronic technologies' energy demands visible, explain their environmental impacts and present realistic ways to reduce our e-footprints.

Singer's most recent book, An Electronic Silent Spring, reports on the legal, health and environmental issues related to telecommunications. Her monthly newsletters and talks present electronics' impacts on climate change, biodiversity, cybersecurity and culture including the impacts of the Internet of Things and 5th Generation Wireless or 5G. www.electronicsilentspring.com

Last March, Singer spoke at the University of Oregon's Environmental Law Conference. http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/e-lephants/

In October, 2015, she spoke about electronics' impacts on wildlife at a conference in California. http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/electronics-ecosystem/

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