TALK & SLIDE SHOW on Earth Day by Acclaimed Science Writer Peter Brannen
April 22, 2019 –
Peter Brannen is an environmental journalist, author of The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions. This book is the result of years of scientific research.
New York Times Editors' Choice 2017 and Forbes Top 10 Best Environment, Climate, and Conservation Book of 2017
Peter's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Wired
Why does earth's history appear so miraculous and what does it take to kill the world?
Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs in the five past mass extinctions.
As groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future.
5:30 PM Meadows Branch Library, Boulder
Free and open to the public
In his book he "excels at evoking lost worlds, from the global coral reefs of the Devonian period to the Pangaean crocodillians of the late Triassic ..." New Yorker
“Want to know the future? Look to the past, the deep past. —David Biello, author of The Unnatural World
See his 2018 articles at The Atlantic