David Goodrich worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and served as the Director of the UN Global Climate Observing System in Geneva, Switzerland. He retired as head of NOAA's Climate Observations and Monitoring Program. In addition to his cross-country bicycle trip, he has ridden down the Appalachians and across Montana, South Dakota, France and Spain. He lives in Maryland.
"Goodrich peppers his narrative with historical anecdotes, environmental science asides, and lots of travel details." -- Publishers Weekly "This cyclist's view of how things really are effectively cuts across head-butting arguments about global warming. A compelling narrative enlivened as much by the author's encounters on the road as by his skillful unfolding of scientific knowledge." -- Kirkus Reviews "Combining personal reflections with sobering environmental facts and figures he takes along with him, [Goodrich] exposes a pervasive streak of climate change denial in the U.S. and shares the best antidotes for politically motivated misinformation. Entertaining and instructive, Goodrich's travelogue showcases one man's heroic efforts to confront this century's greatest environmental crisis." -- Booklist "A diverting memoir for long-distance bikers and hikers." -- Library Journal