"Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean" by Christina Gerhardt
One of the Best Science Books of 2023, New Scientist
This immersive portal to islands around the world highlights the impacts of sea
level rise and shimmers with hopeful solutions to combat it.
Atlases are being redrawn as islands are disappearing. What does an island see when the
sea rises? Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean weaves together essays,
maps, art, and poetry to show us—and make us see—island nations in a warming world.
Low-lying islands are least responsible for global warming, but they are suffering the brunt.
"Islands are extraordinarily rich—in history, culture, and biodiversity. In an age of climate
change, they're also incredibly vulnerable. At once lyrical and clear-sighted, Sea Change:
An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean invites us to rethink our relationship to these magical,
—Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural
"A vital guide to understanding and navigating this time of rising oceans. A love song to
island peoples and civilizations facing unimaginable loss. A paean of resistance and re-
visioning, towards livable futures."
—Shailja Patel, author of Migritude