Friday, July 20, 2018 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome award-winning journalist and Brown University lecturer ELIZABETH RUSH for a discussion of her latest book, "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore." We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant--and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In this highly original work of lyrical reportage, 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.