Char Miller is the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College, Claremont, California. Miller is author of over 15 books, including Westside Rising: How San Antonio’s 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement and Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. In addition to his academic work, Miller is active in the Leadership Programs for the U.S. Forest Service as well as building public awareness of environmental and climate change issues. This has led to his contributions to museum exhibitions such as California Continued at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles and numerous op-eds and commentaries in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. His latest book, Natural Consequences: Intimate Essays for a Planet in Peril, explores looming environmental challenges.
Book by Char Miller
Drought and fires, floods and rising tides: These and other climate-driven forces are compelling us to examine our role as inhabitants of our imperiled planet. In over forty vitally important essays and vignettes, "Natural Consequences" is Char Miller's literary tour de force that illuminates the historical background of how we got here, what we need to do now, and how we can thrive into the future.
Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, and author of books, articles, and essays, Char Miller's narratives are not only expansive in scope, but also intimate and personal. Living in Southern California, he walks us through the environmental touchstones of his backyard, through his neighborhood, into the widely varied ecospheres of California, and then the world beyond. The essays encourage readers to look for themselves at the meaning behind environmental disasters and injustices, but also examine the tiniest details that can be encountered simply by taking a walk. As Char Miller wanders, we see the world anew through his eyes and words. And we are better for it.