Author discusses impact of climbing sea levels

Headshot of Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan will talk about his latest book, “The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present and Future of Rising Sea Levels” during a public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at UW-L’s Graff Main Hall auditorium.

Fagan’s book is about rising global sea levels and how past societies have adapted to rising waters. He also explains how today’s rising sea levels impact the lives of millions of city dwellers and farmers around the world.

Fagan is a leading authority on the complex relationship between the environment, climate change and human society. He has 46 books under his belt, including eight college textbooks familiar to two generations of archaeology students. His works position today’s highly publicized climate crisis in a crucial historical context and describe how humans have adapted to environmental changes over the eons.

Book cover for "The Attacking Ocean."If you go —

Who: Brian Fagan, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara
What: Public lecture on “The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present and Future of Rising Sea Levels”
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2
Where: Graff Main Hall auditorium, UW-L
Admission: Free