Book Discussion: Rising, by Elizabeth Rush

Thursday,
October 22, 2020, 3:30 pm

4:30 pm

Join one of our experts on sea level rise in the Bay Area to discuss the book, Rising by Elizabeth Rush.

From the book’s web page, https://milkweed.org/book/rising:
“With every passing day, and every record-breaking hurricane, it grows clearer that climate change is neither imagined nor distant – and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In Rising, Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place.

Weaving firsthand testimonials from those facing this choice – a Staten Islander who lost her father during Sandy, the remaining holdouts of a Native American community on a drowning Isle de Jean Charles, a neighborhood in Pensacola settled by escaped slaves hundreds of years ago – with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of these vulnerable communities, Rising privileges the voices of those too often kept at the margins.”

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The Estuary & Ocean Science Center (EOS Center) supports scientific study of the sea, enhances public engagement with marine science and develops solutions to the environmental problems confronting coastal communities. We connect science, society and the sea through outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and outreach programs to train the next generation of scientists and sustain healthy and resilient coastal ecosystems for future generations.
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