Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future

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Thu. March 23, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

UVa Clark Hall - Room 108

UVa Central Grounds, 291 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: UVA Environmental Sciences


David Grinspoon (Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future) will speak in this UVA Environmental Sciences seminar. Open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“In his wonderful writing style, Dr. Grinspoon spells it out: A single species is inducing more profound changes to our planet than any other organism in geologic history. It’s us. If you have family and friends here on Earth, read this book. The Earth is in our hands.”  -Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” New York Times bestselling author of Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World

“David Grinspoon is an entertaining and insightful writer, and he takes us through a delightful intellectual romp across the universe, through out solar system, witnessing Earth’s evolution over geologic time. He gives us an astronomer’s-eye view of our current global environmental crisis, helping us see our predicament through the lens of time and space, which gives us a far better perspective – especially on issues like climate change. I strongly recommend this book to folks who are scientifically curious, and to those who want to hear a different take on our current environmental challenges. You won’t be disappointed.”  – Jonathan Foley, Director of the California Academy of Sciences