Earth in Human Hands

Shaping Our Planet's Future
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Product Number: DD27961
Released: Dec 06, 2016
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ISBN: #9781478968498
Narrator/s: David Grinspoon
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NASA astrobiologist and renowned scientist Dr. David Grinspoon brings listeners an optimistic message about humanity's future in the face of climate change.For the first time in Earth's history, one species-humans-is knowingly altering our planet's evolution, exerting increasing influence, and attempting stewardship. How we handle this juncture may very well determine the fate not just of our species, but of life, and the planet. Without minimizing the challenges of the next century, Grinspoon shows how the 10,000-year view is both essential and hopeful. Having spent his career studying the ways in which planets undergo catastrophic changes, he suggests that the present moment is not only one of peril, but also great potential. We need a new vision of the future, one in which we have embraced our role as planet-shapers, and learned to use our technological skills to enhance the survival prospects not just of humanity but of all life on Earth.

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Author(s): David Grinspoon
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Author(s): David Grinspoon
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Genre: Science
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Released: Dec 06, 2016
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"David Grinspoon wants to cut the global carbon footprint, but he also looks beyond that to a new Anthropocene era in which humans make positive changes to the Earth instead of continuing our relentlessly negative impact. Grinspoon's enthusiasm and natural curiosity shine throughout his writing and narration. He considers the past--an ant's journey from Argentina to New Orleans and the changes it wrought, for example--as well as the possibilities to be found in a geo-engineered future. His voice carries a wide-eyed tone as he discusses the conditions necessary for intelligent life to spring up on other planets. As he details the work of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), he expresses the hope that Earth will continue to broadcast to the stars for the purpose of making contact. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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