Real Organic Podcast

David Grinspoon: Childhood's End: What Kind of Planet Changers Do We Want to Be?

September 14, 2021 Real Organic Project Episode 30
Real Organic Podcast
David Grinspoon: Childhood's End: What Kind of Planet Changers Do We Want to Be?
Show Notes

#030: NASA astrobiologist and author David Grinspoon views humanity in deep time, with plenty of sympathy for our role as caretakers without a set of instructions. He wonders whether we can develop enough self-awareness to see ourselves as a geological force capable of stopping the 6th Mass Extinction we're heading towards?

David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist and senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute. He is an adjunct professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado. David is also an accomplished, award-winning author, having published: Venus Revealed (LA Times Book Prize finalist),  Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life (2004 Pen Literary Award), Earth in Human Hands (Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2016). 

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