Radiozine on 07/29/13
Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with i09.com founder Annalee Newitz about her new book, SCATTER, ADAPT, AND REMEMBER: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. Annalee is the founding editor of i09.com and has written for Wired, Popular Science and the Washington Post. She was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.
In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How?