E.O. Wilson’s Plan to Save the Planet: Set Aside Half the Earth for Wilderness
Famed biologist E.O. Wilson has a bold proposal for saving our world and our species: Set aside half the planet for nature. Permanently. Extinctions, he points out, are nearing a rate of one thousand times what they were before humans appeared. In his new book, Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, Wilson offers a roadmap to saving our planet from extinction amidst what he calls a mounting biodiversity crisis.
Host: Michael Krasny
E.O. Wilson, biologist & professor emeritus in the Department of Entomology, Harvard University; author of Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life; two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction
Originally aired on Forum with Michael Frasny, April 13, 2016