About the 2015-16 Read and Theme
"Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North"
In Early Warming, Alaskan Writer Laureate Nancy Lord takes a cutting-edge look at how communities in the North--where global warming is amplified and climate-change effects are most immediate--are responding with desperation and creativity. This beautifully written and measured narrative takes us deep into regions where the indigenous people who face life-threatening change also demonstrate impressive conservation ethics and adaptive capacities. Underpinned by a long acquaintance with the North and backed with scientific and political sophistication, Lord's vivid account bring the challenges ahead for us all into ice-water clarity.