Prologue: "The End of Plenty" by Joel Bourne

Sep 11, 2015

Monday evening at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to journalist and author, Joel Bourne about his new book The End of Plenty. Join us for the conversation on Monday, December 14th at 7 pm at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery.

Monday, December 14th, 7 pm

The Mc Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street

About the Author:

Joel K. Bourne Jr. is an awarding-winning journalist who has covered national and international environmental issues for the past 20 years. A former senior editor for the environment for National Geographic, he has reported on numerous controversial issues, including oil exploration in Alaska, the future of New Orleans, the global food crisis, and the BP oil spill.

A powerful and trusted voice in the media, Bourne, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from NC State and a Master's in Journalism from Columbia University, has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including CNN's American Morning, CNN International, the National Geographic Channel, and NPR. Prior to his tenure at National Geographic, Bourne's work appeared in National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Audubon, Science, Outside, and many other publications. His new book The End of Plenty was released in June of this year.

About the Book:

In The End of Plenty, award-winning environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. puts our race to feed the world in dramatic perspective. With a skyrocketing world population and tightening global grain supplies spurring riots and revolutions, humanity must produce as much food in the next four decades as it has since the beginning of civilization to avoid a Malthusian catastrophe. Yet climate change could render half our farmland useless by century’s end.