Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

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Date/Time:Monday, 24 Feb 2014 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
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Author and journalist Alan Weisman's best selling book "The World Without Us" asked readers to envision how our planet would respond to a loss of the human race. His new book, "Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?" tackles population growth and the challenges it poses for a sustainable human future. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series and the University Symposium on Sustainability.

Countdown took him to more than twenty countries, seeking insight into how we could achieve a stable, optimum population and design an economy that allows for prosperity without endless growth. Alan Weisman's reports have been featured in publications ranging from the Atlantic Monthly to Vanity Fair and have earned him an appearance on The Daily Show. He is a former contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions and taught international journalism at the University of Arizona.