By century’s end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world’s shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. Rolling Stone contributing editor Jeff Goodell has written the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will mean. Elizabeth McCarthy talks to Jeff about travelling to 12 countries and interviewing Barack Obama while researching The Water Will Come, an important warning cry about the unfolding effects of climate change.

Jeff Goodell (International)

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Jeff Goodell's most recent book is The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, which was a New York Times Critics' top book of 2017. He is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone and the author of five previous books, including How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate, which won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit, as well as Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. As a commentator on energy and climate issues, Goodell has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Elizabeth McCarthy (Australian)

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Elizabeth McCarthy is a Melbourne-based radio producer and presenter who currently produces the Breakfast show at Australia’s biggest independent broadcaster, 3RRRFM (Triple R). Her book reviews can be heard on Breakfast. From 2013–2017, she anchored Triple R’s flagship books and writing show, Multi-Storied. Elizabeth has produced and presented interviews and documentaries for ABC Radio Melbourne, ABC RN and ABC TV. She has written about books and music for several publications, and from 2002–2006 was the drummer and co-lyricist for Melbourne swamp-rock grrrl band, The Muddy Spurs.