Emily Raboteau** **is an essayist, critic, memoirist and novelist whose work has been published in such places as The New York Review of Books, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times, Freeman's _and _Orion, _where she serves as a contributing editor. Her books are _The Professor's Daughter, _and _Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora, finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award, and winner of a 2014 American Book Award. Her next book, Caution: Lessons in Survival,is forthcoming from Holt. Her essays on race, place, identity, and the environment have been anthologized in Best African American Essays,Best American Nonrequired Reading and_ Best American Travel Writing_. She is the 2020-2021 Stuart Z. Katz Professor of Humanities and Arts at the City College of New York, CUNY. Since the release of the 2018 IPCC report, she has been writing exclusively about the climate crisis.