1001 Voices on Climate Change – A luncheon discussion with Devi Lockwood
Monday, April 24
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta
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Join Global Santa Fe members and guests to celebrate Earth Day 2023 at a luncheon and discussion with journalist Devi Lockwood as she describes her journeys around the world collecting personal stories about how flood, fire, drought, and rising seas are changing communities. In 1001 Voices on Climate Change, Devi Lockwood tells of her world travels, often by bicycle, collecting first-person accounts of climate change. She frequently carried with her a simple cardboard sign reading, “Tell me a story about climate change.”
Over five years, covering twenty countries across six continents, Lockwood hears from indigenous elders and youth in Fiji and Tuvalu about drought and disappearing coastlines, attends the UN climate conference in Morocco, and bikes the length of New Zealand and Australia, interviewing the people she meets about retreating glaciers, contaminated rivers, and wildfires. She rides through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia to listen to marionette puppeteers and novice Buddhist monks.
From Denmark and Sweden to China, Turkey, the Canadian Artic, and the Peruvian Amazon, she finds that ordinary people sharing their stories advances understanding and empathy far more than even the most alarming statistics and studies. This “luminous book” (Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Poison Squad and The Poisoner’s Handbook) is a hopeful global listening tour for climate change, channeling the urgency of those who have already glimpsed the future to help us avoid the worst.
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