RADFORD – Radford University professor Rick Van Noy will be reading from his newest work, “Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South,” at an upcoming event at the Blacksburg Public Library on Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

“The effects of climate change make headlines almost daily,” reads information released about the event. “All across America and the globe, communities have to adapt to rising sea levels, intensified storms, and warmer temperatures. One way or another, climate change will be a proving ground. We will either sink, in cases where the land is subsiding, or swim, finding ways to address these challenges.”

“While temperatures and seas are rising slowly, we have some immediate choices to make,” it continues. “If we act quickly and boldly, there is a small window of opportunity to prevent the worst. We can prepare for the changes by…

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