John Wennersten and Denise Robbins

John Wennersten is an emeritus professor of environmental history at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, and author of “The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay,” “Anacostia: The Death and Life of an American River,” “Global Thirst: Water and Society in the 21st Century,” and “The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C.” His forthcoming book, scheduled for publication this spring, is “Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century.”  Connect on Facebook @jrwennersten.

His co-author is Denise Robbins, a writer and communications expert on climate change issues in Washington, DC. A graduate of Cornell University, she regularly publishes articles dealing with all aspects of global and national environmental change, with a focus on regional politics. She is currently communications director at Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting for climate solutions in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

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