Climate change. Pandemics. Peak oil.
These days, many of us have grimly accepted the fact that the human species is hurtling towards oblivion – if not in our lifetime, in that of our children or grandchildren.
There doesn’t seem much that we, as individuals, can do to turn the tide before it’s too late.
Enter Annalee Newitz, a renowned science journalist determined to deliver a much-needed dose of pragmatic optimism (administered with sense of humour).
Her brilliantly speculative and hopeful book, Scatter, Adapt and Remember, focuses our attention on humanity’s long history of dodging the bullet of extinction – and suggests practical ways to keep doing it.
Be disarmed – and then armed (scientifically, intellectually and emotionally) to face the considerable challenges ahead.
Hosted by Tanya Ha.
Annalee Newitz is the founding editor of the science website io9.com and a journalist with a decade’s experience in writing about science, culture and the future for such publications as Wired, Popular Science and the Washington Post.
Tanya Ha is an award-winning Australian environmentalist, best-selling author, broadcaster, science journalist and sustainable living advocate. She is also a media commentator on environmental issues, a behaviour change researcher and was a delegate to the Australia 2020 Summit.