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Jeff Goodell: The Heat Will Kill You First

January 25, 2024 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, January 25th | 5:15-6:30pm, with optional tours at 4:15pm of the Ryan Resilience Lab

Complimentary admission for ERP members

All are welcome – Suggested minimum donation $10 to support a healthy Elizabeth River though not required in our commitment to providing equitable access to our river-related programming

Debuting Resilient Reeds, a spotlight series featuring the latest environmental writers

Join us for a fresh and vital perspective on the most pressing issue of our time, followed by a Q&A and book signing with award-winning climate journalist Jeff Goodell, a contributing editor of Rolling Stone. In Norfolk, home of the highest rate of sea level rise on the east coast, we talk often of the rising tide and what to do about it. But sea level rise is just the secondary effect. What is the primary cause? Warming temperatures worldwide, which will affect all of us sooner than we think. 

In his latest book, The Heat Will Kill You First, Goodell makes vivid and urgent the problem of heat. As energy independence, extreme heat, and climate change become increasingly urgent priorities, Goodell offers a vital perspective on how to stem the tide of environmental disaster—and what’s at stake if we fail to act. 

“Heat is the primary driver for this climate transformation we’re undergoing right now,” Goodell said in a recent interview. “It is the invisible force that is changing our world.”

Goodell’s lecture will be the debut of our unusual book series, Resilient Reeds, featuring in-person engagement with the authors of the latest in climate and environmental literature, with a focus on finding hope and reclaiming a diverse history for our home river.

Goodell’s previous seminal books on climate include The Water Will Rise.


January 25, 2024
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

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