Sea Sick: Why Oil and Water Don’t Mix

Alanna Mitchell

Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:30 PM
THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON

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Alanna Mitchell. Photo: Susana Reisman

Alanna Mitchel will talk about how the way we use fossil fuels is harming the global ocean and threatening all life on Earth.

Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author who writes about science and social trends, specializing in investigative reporting. She is an acclaimed public speaker who has delighted audiences on five continents by bringing science to life. Alanna’s most recent full-length book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, is an international best-seller that won the prestigious U.S.-based Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism. Her ebook Invisible Plastic: What happens when your garbage ends up in the ocean came out in February 2013, published by The Toronto Star.

This talk is presented by the Cape Farewell Foundation in partnership with THEMUSEUM as part of the Carbon 14: Climate is Culture festival and THEMUSEUM’s Surface Tension: The Future of Water public programming.


Alanna Mitchell

Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author, who writes about science and social trends and specializes in investigative reporting. Her most recent full-length book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, is an international best seller that won the prestigious US-based Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism. Alanna is a freelance science writer for the New York Times and other publications, a contributor to CBC’s Quirks & Quarks and a columnist for Canadian Wildlife. Mitchell is also a frequent public speaker and guest lecturer on scientific issues.

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