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When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?

October 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

From Superstorm Sandy to the recent devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, natural disasters make it difficult to ignore the rapid changes our climate is undergoing. 

Sea levels and global temperatures are rising, threatening the very existence of small island communities and historic cities alike. In response, scientists and policy makers are fighting to hold back the devastating effects of a drowning world, as Jeff Goodell chronicles in his new book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World.

Join Future Tense for a discussion about The Water Will Come with Class of 2016 New America fellow Jeff Goodell and a panel of environment and development experts. Will international efforts be able to save us from an impending “water world”? What are policy makers doing in light of the uptick of natural disasters and the devastation they bring communities? Will markets begin to price the risk of catastrophic damage inflicted by climate change?


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