Author Event: Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME, 04614

Brooksville summer resident and eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson will talk about his new book, Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday June 8th at 7:00 PM. With his co-author, award-winning journalist Steve Chapple, he traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers, as well as traveling to California, Florida, and New York. They examined looming environmental threats that are pushing the country toward the breaking point of ecological and economic collapse.
However, the book provides optimistic and practical solutions for addressing these challenging, multidimensional issues to achieve greater environmental stability, human well-being, and future economic prosperity.
Jeremy B. C. Jackson is an emeritus professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and senior scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution. Steve Chapple writes the national newspaper column Intellectual Capital. His previous books include Kayaking the Full Moon and Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run.

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Books, there is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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