Virtual! Free and open to the public.
Join UCSB Reads 2020 author Elizabeth Rush of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore for a free online community talk on Earth Day about Rising and the impact of sea level rise on the United States.
Event moderated by David Pellow, Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies.
Describing Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore as “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing,” The Chicago Tribune writes: “Rush travels from vanishing shorelines in New England to hurting fishing communities to retracting islands and, with empathy and elegance, conveys what it means to lose a world in slow motion. Picture the working-class empathy of Studs Terkel paired with the heartbreak of a poet.” Pacific Standard calls the book “a revelation.”
In 2018, Rising was selected as a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, was named a top ten book by the Chicago Tribune, and a Best Book by Guardian, NPR’s Science Friday, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. Rising was also a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.
Rush is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaption Fellowship, the Science in Society Award, the Howard Foundation Fellowship, and a grant from the Society for Environmental Journalism. Rush teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.