Environmental Studies Speaker

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
Palamountain Hall Gannett Auditorium
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Environmental Studies

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live. By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. Jeff Goodell traveled across 12 countries to interview scientists and leaders and report firsthand how climate change and sea level rise are affecting major cities, coastal villages, island nations and the military. 

Jeff Goodell is the author of several books including Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind American’s Energy Future and, most recently, How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate as well as a contributing editor to Rolling Stone.

Open to the Public

Skidmore Environmental Studies and Sciences Program and Political Science Department 

You can follow Jeff at:   https://twitter.com/jeffgoodell or https://www.rollingstone.com/contributor/jeff-goodell

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