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The Water Will Come – An Evening with Author Jeff Goodell
January 31 @ 7:00 pm
We know that melting ice caps, caused by climate change, are causing the world’s oceans to rise. But for those of us who don’t own beachfront property, it may be hard to fathom the consequences of a few feet of water. Still, recent extreme weather events like Hurricanes Sandy, Harvey and Irma have given some U.S. cities a hint of what might be in store. That’s the realization author Jeff Goodell came to when he visited lower Manhattan in the aftermath of Sandy.
“One way to think about this is as a kind of dress rehearsal for sea level rise,” says Goodell. “I mean, imagine this kind of water coming in and instead of just spending a couple of hours there and going out, the way it did with Sandy, it stayed in.”
That thought led Goodell to travel to a dozen countries to document sea level rise from the front lines. The result is his new book, The Water Will Come.
Join Appalachian Voices for a discussion with the author.
About Jeff Goodell:
Jeff is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine and Yale University’s Environment 360. He covers environmental issues, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Our Story: 77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith, based on the terrifying hours nine Quecreek miners spent trapped underground.
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