New Writing on Climate Change: A Dialogue on Responsibility

Fri. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: UVa Dialogue Across Grounds


Mike Gunter Jr. (Tales of an Ecotourist), Susan Hand Shetterly (Seaweed Chronicles), and Rick Van Noy (Sudden Spring) discuss the people and wildlife that they’ve encountered in their work, as well as the threats that climate change poses for them and the impacts that it has already had, from Downeast Maine to the Gulf Coast of the American South, and across the globe. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Why should you attend?

“Gunter takes you on a remarkable journey, both figuratively and literally, as he recounts his experiences visiting some of the most amazing places on our planet. As a genuine, true-to-principles ecotourist, he has an important lesson for us: If we are to veer from our current path of global environmental degradation, we will have to come to appreciate firsthand its remarkable wonder and beauty.”—Michael E. Mann, co-author of The Madhouse Effect

“You might not expect unfettered passion on the topic of seaweed, but Shetterly is such a great storyteller that you find yourself following along eagerly.”—Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

“All the world will feel the effects of our rapidly changing climate, of course—and those spots that we cherish most for their sense of place, their long-standing in our hearts, will be the hardest to watch change. Perhaps these fine reflections [in Sudden Spring] will spur us to some of the action necessary to minimize the damage!”—Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature