Elizabeth Rush Presents Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore
Where: Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St.
718-246-0200 Price: Free
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In conversation with Ashley Dawson
Journalist and writer Elizabeth Rush presents Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a highly original work of lyrical reportage of the unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events that have marked the last decade of climate change – and the rising seas that are transforming the coastline of the US in irrevocable ways. For many of the plants, animals, and humans along the new American shore, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place. Weaving firsthand accounts from those facing this choice—from Staten Island to Isle de Jean Charles to Pensacola–with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of the communities both currently at risk and already displaced, Rising privileges the voices of those usually kept at the margins. Rush presents her new work in conversation with Ashley Dawson, author of Extreme Cities: The Perils and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change, followed by a signing and Q&A.Buy tickets/get more info now