Rising - Elizabeth Rush

Staff Pick
In this heartbreaking book on climate change, Rush reports that wetlands have traditionally been treated as wastelands. People ignored their crucial role as “giant sponges,” using them for landfill and later developing them. But, flooding regularly, most were left to the poor, people with nearly as few options as the trees. Intertwining the voices of “the most vulnerable living along our shrinking coast” with stories of recent hurricanes, flood insurance policies, and descriptions of bayous and shorelines, Rush transcends statistics, showing  the immediate, human impact of rising seas. Rush lets you feel the despair of people finding the ocean in their living rooms, the desperation of spoonbills unable to feed themselves and their young, and the tragic loss of once stunningly beautiful wetlands.
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313676
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 12th, 2018

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