How We Shape the World

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The Anthropocene -- or “the Human Age” -- is what scientists call the era we’re in now. And it has affected nearly every inch of the Earth: air, land, water… there’s nothing humans haven’t touched. We often hear the negative side of this, but writer Diane Ackerman has a different perspective. She’s hopeful that humans can create beauty and innovation in response to the destruction we have already wrought.

Credits

Guest:
Diane Ackerman - author, 'The Human Age'

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott