Alta Live: Death Valley Is the New Normal

Wednesday, February 1, at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time.

alta live death valley is the new normal
Gordon Wiltsie

Travelers from around the globe visit Death Valley to marvel at the region’s outrageous heat—Alta Journal contributor Chris Colin calls them “temperature tourists.” But in his recent article for our Desert Issue, Colin argues that the climate crisis has rendered this once-extreme environment something almost commonplace. Join Alta Live as we welcome Colin for a conversation on the undeniable allure of Death Valley, the West’s “climatological drama,” and what it all means for this very famous California desert.


About the guest:

Chris Colin’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Wired and The Best American Science and Nature Writing. He produces the podcast Longer Tables with José Andrés, and is the author most recently of Off: The Day the Internet Died.•

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