New Paradigm College (“NPC”) announced today “WHERE THERE’S FIRE, THERE’S SMOKE!”-- a Lecture by Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Michael Kodas to be held at “The Lucerne Castle” Main Lobby, 3700 Country Club Drive, Lucerne, CA, on Thursday August 22, 2019, at 7:00 pm.
Michael Kodas is an award-winning author, reporter, and photojournalist who, for three decades, has focused on environmental issues during journalistic expeditions to forests, mountains, oceans and agricultural lands around the world. He was the winner of the 2018 Colorado Book Award for General Nonfiction for his book, Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame, which was also named one of the 20 best nonfiction books of 2017 by Amazon. He is also the author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed, which was named Best Non-Fiction in USA Book News’ National Best Books Awards of 2008 and recently featured on John Oliver’s Program “Last Week Tonight”. Michael, who is Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is currently with the NOAA in Boise, Idaho, researching the health effects of wildfire smoke.
“Michael’s riveting, brilliantly researched and reported bestseller Megafire! is the best account yet of our new era of massively destructive wildfires”, said New Paradigm College Provost William Stranger, who also lost his home to the 2015 Valley Fire. "In this lecture he will break new ground describing the serious health effects of lingering wildfire smoke, which is becoming the new normal throughout the Pacific Northwest. We feel this is a topic of great importance for families here in northern California and greatly look forward to both his insights and to the discussion that will ensue."
About New Paradigm College
New Paradigm College is ("NPC") is a nonprofit corporation, educational institution and event center located in Lake County, California. The unique site known as the “Lucerne Castle” has a history dating back to the 1920s in Lake County, an area known for its ancient lake and native peoples. NPC's founding mission is to educate a new generation of leaders while creating a more beautiful future for Lake County. New Paradigm College is dedicated to the grass roots regeneration of Lake County’s ecology, community, culture and economy, and sharing Lake County’s story with others.
NPC is funded and backed by Lake County residents, Earthways Foundation, the Romero Institute, the University of San Francisco, United Earth Networks, and individual benefactors.