Friday, September 19, 2014

 Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money and the Future of Life on Earth

Anthony D. Barnosky.
Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky presents compelling evidence that unless we rethink how we generate the power we use to run our global ecosystem, where we get our food, and how we make our money, we will trigger what would be the sixth great extinction on Earth, with dire consequences.

Optimistic that we can change this ominous forecast if we act now, Barnosky provides clear-cut strategies to guide the planet away from global catastrophe. 

In many instances the necessary technology and know-how already exist and are being applied to crucial issues; human-caused climate change, feeding the world's growing population, and exploiting natural resources. 

Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the way humans inhabit, exploit, and impact Earth today. 


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