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Main - One City One Book: Author Talk and Discussion with David Goodrich

We are excited to announce our participation in the 2019 Book to Action program funded through the California Center for the Book, which takes the basic book club concept and expands it to a community wide series of events. The One City One Book selection is, A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journey Across the United States, by David Goodrich, “An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that explores the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices.” Free copies are available at the library on a first come first serve basis. Pick up the book and attend Mr. Goodrich’s talk about his experiences riding across our country.

About the Book

After a distinguished career in climate science as the Director of the UN Global Climate Observing System in Geneva, David Goodrich returned home to the United States to find a nation and a people in denial. Concerned that the American people are willfully deluded by the misinformation about climate that dominates media and politics, David thought a little straight talk could set things right. As they say in Animal House, he decided that "this calls for a stupid and futile gesture on someone's part, and I'm just the guy to do it." Starting on the beach in Delaware, David rode his bike 4,200 miles to Oregon, talking with the people he met on the ultimate road trip. Along the way he learned a great deal about why climate is a complicated issue for many Americans and even more about the country we all share. Climate change is the central environmental issue of our time. As he rides, David will discuss the climate with audiences varying from laboratories to diners to elementary schools. Beautifully simple, direct, and honest, A Hole in the Wind is a fresh, refreshing ride through a difficult and controversial topic, and a rich read that makes you glad to be alive. - from the Publisher

About the Author

David Goodrich worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and served as the Director of the UN Global Climate Observing System in Geneva, Switzerland. He retired as head of NOAA's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program. In addition to his cross-country bicycle trip, he has ridden down the Appalachians and across Montana, South Dakota, France and Spain. He lives in Maryland.

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