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Storm & Stress: Our Changing Climate and the Human Ecology


Most scientists agree-climate change is real and affecting the entire planet in ways that may be irreversible. Drought, fires, desertification, immigration, animal extinction, pollution--these are all effects of dramatic climate change. The authors will discuss our changing climate and its impact on our water supply, immigration and the future of humanity.


Panelists
Francisco Cantú

Francisco Cantú served as an agent for the Border Patrol from 2008-2012, working in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. His newly-published biography, "The Line Becomes a River," describes his experiences and leads to some thoughts about the proposed border wall....

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Todd Miller

Todd Miller has been researching and writing about border issues for more than 15 years, the last seven as an independent journalist and writer. Todd's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Guernica and Al Jazeera English....

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David Owen

David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991. Before joining The New Yorker, he was a contributing editor at The Atlantic Monthly and, prior to that, a senior writer at Harper’s. He is the author of more than a dozen books....

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Books:
Storming the Wall
Todd Miller
Political Science
City Lights Open Media
August 2017
ISBN 9780872867154
200 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Fast-paced frontline reportage chronicling how climate change is accelerating migration, border build-up, and militarization in the US and beyond.

Where the Water Goes
David Owen
Science
Penguin
April 2017
ISBN 9781594633775
288 pages
$28.00, INSTOCK
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A brilliant, eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. More/less

The Line Becomes a River
Francisco CantÚ
Biography & Autobiography
Penguin
November 2017
ISBN 9780735217713
256 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"A former Border Patrol agent's haunting experience of an unnatural divide and the lives caught on either side, struggling to cross or to defend it"--

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