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One Planet: William T. Vollmann on climate change and the fate of the planet


On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, National Book Award-winner William Vollmann joins us to talk about his latest work, No Immediate Danger -- the first of two volumes he's written about what he calls "carbon ideologies." 

Vollmann travels the world to examine the causes of climate change, from fossil fuel extraction to the ways of thinking that make our energy-intensive way of life seem normal -- and he wonders how people in the future will judge us.


William T. Vollmann, National Book Award-winning journalist-novelist-essayist, and author of No Immediate Danger 

Web Resources:

William T. Vollmann: No Immediate Danger Book Event

Sactown: The Curious Case of William T. Vollmann

Harper’s: Invisible and Insidious: Living at the edge of Fukushima’s nuclear disaster

The Washington Post: Why have we done so little to tackle climate change?

Sacramento Bee: William T. Vollmann has a new book, and it should scare the hell out of you