A Green Reef: The Impact of Climate Change
An LLP Singles essay.
In spite of its disturbing implications, the impact of climate change on our physical environment can be difficult for us to understand or imagine. Moving from a memoir of a journey through an abundant yet fragile natural world to the daunting scientific evidence that climate change will lead to the degradation of nature and upheaval within society, this essay offers a lucid personal approach to the pivotal dilemma of our time. In a wide-ranging discussion that embraces science, history, art, language and identity, A Green Reef offers the reader an understanding of what climate change means for life on earth.
Nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for his essays, Stephen Henighan is the author of ten books, including A Report on the Afterlife of Culture and the novel The Streets of Winter. His journalism has appeared in many publications, including The Walrus, The Times Literary Supplement, and Toronto Life.