In the desolate deserts of Namibia, the esteemed nature writer Rick Bass espied glints of hope in a time of ecological disaster. He says that people in that nearly waterless land pursue innovative solutions to pressing problems, and they draw inspiration from an incredible animal: the critically endangered black rhino. Bass joins Doug on Thursday to discuss what one country is doing to deal with just one problem, “with a near-eternity of problems still remaining,” and what we can learn from those efforts. (Rebroadcast)
Read an excerpt of Rick Bass's book, The Black Rhinos of Namibia: Searching for Survivors in the African Desert.