2/20/12: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans

Feb 17, 2012

Environmentalist Mark Lynas believes nature no longer runs the Earth. We do. Managing an entire planet isn't easy, but in his book God Species, Lynas aims to show how humans can tackle this monumental task. In doing so, he disposes with the environmentalist playbook, arguing that to save Earth from ourselves, humans can and should play God at a planetary level. He joins Doug on Monday to make his case for "jettisoning sacred cows" to solve the world's gravest ecological problems. (Rebroadcast)

 

Books and Music from Today's RadioWest:

  • The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans
  • "Coastal Brake" by Tycho
  • "Already Replaced" by Steve Hauschildt
  • "Red Dust" by Zero 7