Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth, Alan Weisman & Ursula K. Heise

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth, Alan Weisman & Ursula K. Heise

“In conversation with Ursula K. Heise, professor of English and faculty, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Weisman offers a long awaited follow-up to The World Without Us, his brilliant thought experiment that considered how the Earth could heal if relieved of humanity’s constant pressures. Now, after traveling to more than 20 countries to ask four questions that experts agreed were probably the most important on Earth—he explores the complexity of calculating how many humans this planet can hold without capsizing.”

He is surely right about the scale, if not the particulars, of the changes needed to reverse the escalation of the collapses that we name as the anthropocene, and I just don’t see it happening so how might we go down as humanely as possible?

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