Devi Lockwood - Roy
Sep 21, 2021, 7:00 pm
1,001 Voices on Climate Change
VenueZoom Conference Call
2039 W 4000 S
Roy , UT 84067-3551
The Southwest Branch of the Weber County Library is excited to host Devi Lockwood, author of 1,001 Voices on Climate Change.
Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SW66lOP6TReuI6SarFGwTQ
A journalist travels the world to collect personal stories about how flood, fire, drought, and rising seas are changing communities.
It’s official: 2020 will be remembered as the year when apocalyptic climate predictions finally came true. Catastrophic wildfires, relentless hurricanes, melting permafrost, and coastal flooding have given us a taste of what some communities have already been living with for far too long. Yet we don’t often hear the voices of the people most affected. Journalist Devi Lockwood set out to change that.
In 1,001 Voices on Climate Change, Lockwood travels the world, often by bicycle, collecting first-person accounts of climate change. She talks to indigenous elders and youth in Fiji and Tuvalu about drought and disappearing coastlines, attends the UN climate conference in Morocco, and bikes the length of New Zealand and Australia, interviewing the people she meets about retreating glaciers, contaminated rivers, and wildfires. She rides through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia to listen to marionette puppeteers and novice Buddhist monks. From Denmark and Sweden to China, Turkey, the Canadian Arctic, and the Peruvian Amazon, she finds that ordinary people sharing their stories does far more to advance understanding and empathy than even the most alarming statistics and studies. This book is a hopeful global listening tour for climate change, channeling the urgency of those who have already glimpsed the future to help us avoid the worst.
This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Weber Book Links, and Weber County Library.