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.

E.O. Wilson’s Plan to Save the Planet: Set Aside Half the Earth for Wilderness 29 April,2016Natalie Yemenidjian

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


Michael Krasny

Michael Krasny, PhD, has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including “Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life” (Stanford University Press) “Spiritual Envy” (New World); “Sound Ideas” (with M.E. Sokolik/ McGraw-Hill); “Let There Be Laughter” (Harper-Collins) as well as the twenty-four lecture series in DVD, audio and book, “Short Story Masterpieces” (The Teaching Company). He has interviewed many of the world’s leading political, cultural, literary, science and technology figures, as well as major figures from the world of entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including the S.Y. Agnon Medal for Intellectual Achievement; The Eugene Block Award for Human Rights Journalism; the James Madison Freedom of Information Award; the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association; Career Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and an award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. from Ohio University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

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