Elizabeth Rush and David Pellow

Elizabeth Rush, UCSB Reads 2020 author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, gave a free online community talk on Earth Day about Rising and the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The talk was moderated by David Pellow, Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies.

In 2018, Rising was selected as a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, was named a top ten book by the Chicago Tribune, and was called a Best Book by the Guardian, NPR’s Science Friday, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. Rising was also a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

Rush is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship, the Science in Society Award, the Howard Foundation Fellowship, and a grant from the Society for Environmental Journalism. Rush teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.