A PLANET IN PERIL with CHAR MILLER - San Antonio Book Festival
April, 15 2023


  • 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: East Terrace
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 1:45 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

Char Miller explores threats of climate change, fire, drought, development, and fracking to our environment in Natural Consequences. Join us to hear about the misuse of the land and resources, and how we can find healthier ways of connecting with the world around us and the importance of taking action in your local community.

About the Author

Char Miller - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Pomona College

Char Miller

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 Continuedat 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. 


Char Miller - The San Antonio Book Festival

Elena Bruess

Elena Varela Bruess is the environment, water and climate reporter for the San Antonio Express-News. Previously, she covered water issues in Michigan and wrote about environment and health inequities in Chicago. She has a master’s in science journalism from Northwestern University and a degree from the University of Iowa’s undergraduate writing program. She is originally from northeastern Iowa.

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