- “A determined optimism emerges from the carnage”
- The Future of Technology is Biology
- My latest in the New Yorker: Liquid Fuel, From the Sun
- Getting people to think about deep time
Climate change. Pandemics. Catastrophic volcanoes.
Should we just give up and accept our doom?
Absolutely not! Homo sapiens will survive the next mass extinction.
This speculative and hopeful work of popular science focuses our attention on humanity’s long history of dodging the bullet of extinction—and suggests practical ways to keep doing it. From bacteria labs in St. Louis to ancient underground cities in central Turkey, we discover the keys to long-term survival. This book leads us away from apocalyptic thinking, into a future where we live to build a better world.
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Annalee Newitz writes about science, pop culture, and the future. She's the editor in chief of io9, a publication that covers science and science fiction, and has over 5 million readers every month. She's the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday).Read more…