Interview with Christina Gerhardt, author of An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean

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Hamilton, Brian. “Christina Gerhardt, ‘An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean.’” New Books in Environmental Studies, 23 May 2023. Mp3, 00:48:09.

Atlases are being redrawn as islands are disappearing. What does an island see when the sea rises? Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean (U California Press, 2023) weaves together essays, maps, art, and poetry to show us—and make us see—island nations in a warming world.

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.

(Source: New Books Network)

In this episode from the New Books Network podcast, Christina Gerhardt is interviewed on her recent book, Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean.

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