Climate change novel gets virtual launch through Thompson-Nicola Regional Library

A new novel set in Merritt and centred around the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline will receive a virtual book launch through the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library.

Inconvenient Pipeline by author Geoff Strong follows the Nicholson family, which discovers an oil slick on the first day of their vacation in Merritt. A series of mysteries follow, including an oil company cover-up and a major oil spill.

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The book is a prequel to Strong's first novel, Convenient Mistruths, self-published in 2016.

Strong, an atmospheric/climate scientist, writer and former teacher, is a past president of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and a former chair of a number of CMOS centres, including Saskatchewan, Alberta and Vancouver Island.

The event will be streamed on the library's Facebook page on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. and will include a presentation on climate change impacts and threats, a 10-minute reading from the novel and a Q&A session afterwards.

Anyone looking to ask a question during the Q&A portion of the event can register beforehand through the library online at rhodes.tnrl.ca/record=g1000653.

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