Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth
Lecture date: January 28, 2015. Paleobiologist Anthony Barnosky discussed how the impacts of more than 7 billion people on the planet have started a severe mass extinction of life on land and in the sea—and what we can do to stop it.
He presents evidence that unless we rethink how we generate power, where we get our food, and how we make our money, we will trigger the sixth great extinction of life on Earth. He will also provide strategies to guide the planet away from global catastrophe using existing technology and expertise.
Barnosky is on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where he currently holds the posts of professor of Integrative Biology, curator of Fossil Mammals in the Museum of Paleontology, and research paleoecologist in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. He is the author of Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth.