Concerned by the misinformation about climate change that dominates American media and politics, David Goodrich—former Director of the United National Global Climate Observing System—rode his bike 4,200 miles, from Delaware to Oregon, to talk to a diverse array of Americans about how climate affects their lives. A Hole in the Wind documents David’s experiences and the testimonies of the people he met along the way, whether attending a toddler beauty pageant in Delaware, in the midst of a Missouri tornado, in Rust Belt towns facing fracking, or a mined-out uranium ghost town in Wyoming. Beautiful, direct, and honest, A Hole in the Wind is a refreshing ride through a difficult and controversial topic.
David Goodrich worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and served as the director of the UN Global Climate Observing System in Geneva, Switzerland. He retired as head of NOAA’s Climate Observations and Monitoring Program. In addition to his cross-country bicycle trip, he has ridden down the Appalachians and across Montana, South Dakota, France, and Spain. He lives in Maryland.
Event is free and open to the public; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, which will be held in the Delaplaine’s gallery.