I’ll be speaking about the crisis in the world’s oceans and in the Gulf of Maine on March 7th at the Portland Public Library here in Maine. The talk was originally to have taken place in early February, but was postponed by a winter storm.
[Update, 3/7/18: Alas, this event has again been postponed by a winter storm. The new date is April 4, same time and place.]
The event — which kicks off at 6pm in the Rines Auditorium in the main library on Monument Square — is the 2018 Sustainability Series Keynote. It’s free and open to the public.
As a foreign correspondent, I long focused on oceans policy and global environmental reporting, and my first book, Ocean’s End: Travels Through Endangered Seas, took me to Antarctica, the tiny atoll states of Central Pacific, the coral reefs of Belize, the depleted cod banks of Newfoundland and the troubled waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Black Sea. My second book, The Lobster Coast, told the story of coastal Maine and its ecosystem, and “Mayday,” a 2015 series I wrote for the Portland Press Herald, was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
I’ll be speaking about the nature of the multi-faceted marine crisis, what it means for humans, and what might be done about it. Hope you can make it.