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Christina Gerhardt

August 28, 2023 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 214
Christina Gerhardt
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The Bookshop Podcast
Christina Gerhardt
Aug 28, 2023 Season 1 Episode 214
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

In this episode, I chat with Christina Gerhardt about her new book, Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean, the politics of the climate crisis, poetry of islanders, and the environmental humanities.

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Senior Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Barron Professor of Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University. Her environmental journalism has been published by Grist.org, The Nation, The Progressive, and the Washington Monthly

Christina’s new book, Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean weaves together essays, maps, art, and poetry to show us—and make us see—island nations in a warming world.

Synopsis of Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean

Low-lying islands are least responsible for global warming, but they are suffering the brunt of it. This transportive atlas reorients our vantage point to place islands at the center of the story, highlighting Indigenous and Black voices and the work of communities taking action for local and global climate justice. At once serious and playful, well-researched and lavishly designed, Sea Change is a stunning exploration of the climate and our world’s coastlines. Full of immersive storytelling, scientific expertise, and rallying cries from island populations that shout with hope— “We are not drowning! We are fighting!”—this atlas will galvanize readers in the fight against climate change and the choices we all face.Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Senior Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Barron Professor of Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University. Her environmental journalism has been published by Grist.org, The Nation, The Progressive, and the Washington Monthly.

Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean, Christina Gerhardt

California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline, Rosanna Xia

Tell Them, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

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In this episode, I chat with Christina Gerhardt about her new book, Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean, the politics of the climate crisis, poetry of islanders, and the environmental humanities.

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Senior Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Barron Professor of Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University. Her environmental journalism has been published by Grist.org, The Nation, The Progressive, and the Washington Monthly

Christina’s new book, Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean weaves together essays, maps, art, and poetry to show us—and make us see—island nations in a warming world.

Synopsis of Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean

Low-lying islands are least responsible for global warming, but they are suffering the brunt of it. This transportive atlas reorients our vantage point to place islands at the center of the story, highlighting Indigenous and Black voices and the work of communities taking action for local and global climate justice. At once serious and playful, well-researched and lavishly designed, Sea Change is a stunning exploration of the climate and our world’s coastlines. Full of immersive storytelling, scientific expertise, and rallying cries from island populations that shout with hope— “We are not drowning! We are fighting!”—this atlas will galvanize readers in the fight against climate change and the choices we all face.Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Senior Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Barron Professor of Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University. Her environmental journalism has been published by Grist.org, The Nation, The Progressive, and the Washington Monthly.

Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean, Christina Gerhardt

California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline, Rosanna Xia

Tell Them, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

High Water Line New Jersey, Princeton

The Heat Will Kill You First: Life And Death On A Scorched Planet, Jeff Goodell

Climate First 

The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration, Jake Bittle    

Support the Show.

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