The Water Will Come: Jeff Goodell with Meehan Crist

Wed. Apr 18, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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Jeff Goodell combines science writing and first-person journalism to illustrate a climate crisis as it unfolds.

From small island communities to some of the largest cities in the world, populations will be forced into migration as the land shrinks and coastlines disappear. As ice sheets melt and the Earth gets warmer, we move closer to the brink of large-scale disaster — possibly before the end of the century. Even if we engineer ways to stem the tide and nations are able to work together effectively, there can be no permanent solution to the inevitable flood. In his book The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World Jeff Goodell investigates how these environmental changes will reshape the world.

Goodell will be in conversation with Meehan Crist, writer-in-residence in biological sciences at Columbia University, and host of Convergence, a live show about the future.


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The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018