Seamus McGraw is the author of a several books, including The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone, and Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Line of Climate Change. His latest book, A Thirsty Land: The Making of An American Water Crisis, is out now. Seamus has been a regular contributor to many publications, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Playboy, Popular Mechanics, Reader’s Digest, and Radar, among others. He has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors, the Golden Quill Award, as well as honors from the Casey Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalists. Please join us for a reading and a book signing!
As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Texas has become a bellwether state for water debates. Will there be enough water for everyone? Is there the will to take the steps necessary to defend ourselves against the sea? Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux?