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A Trillion Trees with Fred Pearce and Lisa Merton

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The Brattleboro Literary Festival, A Literary Cocktail Hour, presents Fred Pearce, in conversation with Lisa Merton to discuss Fred’s newest book A Trillion Trees: Restoring Our Forests by Trusting in Nature. 


In his book, veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce takes readers on a whirlwind journey through some of the most spectacular forests around the world. Along the way, he charts the extraordinary pace of forest destruction, and explores why some are beginning to recover.


With vivid, observant reporting, Pearce transports readers to the remote cloud forests of Ecuador, the remains of a forest civilization in Nigeria, a mystifying mountain peak in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and the boreal forests of western Canada and the United States, where devastating wildfires are linked to suppressing the natural fire cycles of forests and the maintenance practices of Indigenous peoples.


"A vivid, important, and inspiring book." Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Sixth Extinction and Under a White Sky.

Fred Pearce is a veteran author and journalist based in the UK who has reported from over eighty countries. A former environmental consultant for the New Scientist, he is a regular writer for Yale Environment 360, and contributing writer for many other publications including the Guardianand Washington Post, as well as the author of numerous books, including A Trillion Trees, When the Rivers Run Dry, Confessions of an EcoSinner and The Land Grabbers.



Production Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 05:00

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