Lahaska: Seamus McGraw - A THIRSTY LAND

Seamus McGraw Event
 
The Lahaska Bookshop will be hosting author Seamus McGraw on Sunday, May 20th at 1:00 pm.
 
A Thirsty Land
As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Texas has become a bellwether state for water debates. Will there be enough water for everyone? Is there the will to take the steps necessary to defend ourselves against the sea? Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux?
 
Seamus McGraw
Seamus McGraw takes us on a trip along America's culturally fractured back roads and listens to farmers and ranchers and fishermen, many of them people who are not ideologically, politically, or in some cases even religiously inclined to believe in man-made global climate change. He shows us how they are already being affected and the risks they are already taking on a personal level to deal with extreme weather and its very real consequences for their livelihoods. McGraw also speaks to scientists and policymakers who are trying to harness that most renewable of American resources, a sense of hope and self-reliance that remains strong in the face of daunting challenges. By bringing these voices together, Betting the Farm on a Drought ultimately becomes a model for how we all might have a pragmatic, reasoned conversation about our changing climate.
 
 
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Event date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
The Lahaska Bookshop
162A Route 263 Peddler's Village
Lahaska, PA 18931
A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781477310311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - May 9th, 2018

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