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One Planet: How The Climate Crisis Affects Our Understanding Of Human History

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On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're speaking with award winning journalist Ben Ehrenreich about his new book Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time. He examines how the unprecedented pace of destruction to the planet has led us to the brink of calamity. 

 

In less than 50 years, we have eliminated 60 percent of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. As many as a million species are now facing extinction. What will it take to create a sense of urgency around these issues?

Guest:

Ben Ehrenreich, award winning journalist and author of Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

Web Resources:

The Nation: Under Europe’s Strictest Lockdown, the World Is Only as Big as Our Windows

Los Angeles Times: In a crisis, time feels meaningless. ‘Desert Notebooks’ asks why

LIVE ON CROWDCAST: BEN EHRENREICH DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK DESERT NOTEBOOKS WITH ANTHONY MCCANN

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.