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Author Rick Van Noy presents Sudden Spring

  • McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus 10 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA, 31411 United States (map)

The Book Lady Bookstore, the University of Georgia Press, and the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography present: Author Rick Van Noy and Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South

Join us for another Evening @ Skidaway in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411) on Friday, May 31st at 6:30 pm (wine & cheese reception), Van Noy's lecture to begin at 7 pm.

The effects of climate change make headlines almost daily. All across America and the globe, communities have to adapt to rising sea levels, intensified storms, and warmer temperatures. One way or another, climate change will be a proving ground. We will either sink, in cases where the land is subsiding, or swim, finding ways to address these challenges.

Like Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking work Silent Spring, Rick Van Noy’s Sudden Spring (UGA Press 2019) is a call to action to mitigate current trends in our environmental degradation. By highlighting stories of people and places adapting to the impacts of a warmer climate, Van Noy shows us what communities in the South are doing to become more climate resilient and to survive a slow deluge of environmental challenges.

Author Rick Van Noy is a professor of English at Radford University and the author of Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place (University of Nevada Press, 2003)and A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons (University of Georgia Press 2008).

What are the critics saying?...

"In Sudden Spring, author Rick Van Noy provides a gripping account of the threat that climate change already poses to the American south. But this a tale of hope as well. Van Noy describes how the South can still rise to the challenge. "-Michael Mann, distinguished Professor of atmospheric science at Penn State and co-author of The Tantrum that Saved 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 will spur us to some of the action necessary to minimize the damage!"- Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

Earlier Event: April 24
An Evening with David Sedaris