Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Annalee Newitz: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. Double feature!


AnnaleeNewitzA mass extinction, writes Annalee Newitz on the science-fiction/science blog io9, occurs when more than 75% of all species on the planet die in under 2 million years. So far, there’ve been five mass extinctions on Earth over 540 million years, and many scientists believe we are on the cusp of a sixth—certainly there are enough apocalyptic signs (climate change, pandemics, catastrophic volcanoes, oh my!). But don’t give up hope, says Newitz, author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember; we humans have a long history of dodging the extinction bullet. And by revealing the keys to our long-term survival, Newitz suggests practical ways to keep dodging—and to live to build a better world. Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Advance tickets are $5 at or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Double feature! Your ticket to this event also gains admission to the UW Science Now event at 9 pm.

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