Monday, October 21, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Alan Weisman
Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how Earth could heal if relieved of humanity and its constant pressures. But with population growing wildly on a planet that is not, prospects for a sustainable human future seem even more in doubt. For his long-awaited follow-up, Weisman, author of Countdown, traveled to 21 countries to research the main obstacle to humanity’s future: the sheer number of us. Weighing religious, cultural, and socioeconomic factors against biological and ecological ones, Weisman explores the devastating effects of our cumulative presence and suggests what might be our fastest, most-acceptable and most-affordable way of returning to a pace the planet can sustain—before it’s too late.

Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Learn more: About Weisman.

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  1. Posted November 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    This is an hour well spent listening to Alan Weisman, author of “Countdown”. Excellant. (plus 30 minutes of question & answer)
    Town Hall has such fantastic speakers and if you can’t get to a lecture in person the Media Library on the website – townhallseattle.org is good listening.

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