Dr. David Goodrich will be at the Merrill Library (University of Maine Machias) to read from and sign copies of his critically acclaimed book “A Hole In The Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across The Us.” The book details his journey from Delaware to Oregon, sharing information and speaking with others about climate change. Through fracking country, across the plains, up the Rockies to Glacier National Park, and finally rolling to stop in the Pacific Northwest, Goodrich collected land stories and history stories that lend a unique narrative thread to his insightful book. His goal was to approach the issue of climate change in a way that inspires action rather than indifference or depression.
Light refreshments will be served.
Hear Dr. Goodrich speak on his observations Saturday, April 21 at 9am, to kick off an Earth Day celebration at the UMM PAC. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/228823941192031/
David is the former Director of the Climate Observations Division for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and served as Director of the Global Climate Observing System at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He was also Director of the US Global Change Research Program, the umbrella federal organization coordinating US climate research. Earlier research interests included the oceanography of Chesapeake Bay. David spent two years on a NOAA research vessel in the Bay, logging over 150 dives. He used to teach high school science and currently coaches his local high school quiz bowl team.
For more information about David and his book, check out the following links:
-Pedaling Climate blog: http://bit.ly/2w1RrJo
-WTOP article: http://bit.ly/2u0pDUo
-Washington Post article: http://wapo.st/2uyuH5O
“This cyclist's view of how things really are effectively cuts across head-butting arguments about global warming. A compelling narrative enlivened as much by the author's encounters on the road as by his skillful unfolding of scientific knowledge.” -Kirkus Reviews http://pegasusbooks.com/books/a-hole-in-the-wind-9781681774312-hardcover
This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by 350 Downeast, a group of concerned citizens dedicated to reducing the use of fossil fuels to create a healthy climate, economy, and way of life in Downeast Maine. For more information visit www.350maine.org/downeast.