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Elizabeth Kolbert explains how humanity is driving a great wave of extinctions around the planet. She talks with Tom Ashbrook.

Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer for the New Yorker. Author of “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.” Also author of “Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change.” (@ElizKolbert)
Source: On Point: The Next Great Extinction: It’s Now

What is Progress?

Author Ronald Wright says understanding humanity's patterns of progress and disaster could help us avoid the collapse of civilization. Ronald is interviewed by Piya Chattopadhyay.
Source: YouTube: Ronald Wright: What is Progress?

Tom Hanks' Vassar Commencement Speech 2005

Tom Hanks is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Hanks is known for his roles in Apollo 13, Big, That Thing You Do!, The Green Mile, You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Charlie Wilson's War, Catch Me If You Can, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, A League of Their Own, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, as well as animated films like the Toy Story film series, The Polar Express, and The Simpsons Movie.
Source: YouTube: Tom Hanks: College Commencement Address (2005 Speech to Students)

Music includes Hungry Beast - I'm A Climate Scientist, Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin', Bob Marley & The Wailers - WAR / No more trouble, Dan Rheault - Antiwar, Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Robert Kennedy 4-4-1968, John Lennon - Imagine, Bill Cosby, Capitol Steps - Arreste Nudilis, The Kingston Trio - M.T.A, Judy Collins - Amazing Grace, Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World, George Harrison - Peace, Bernie Leadon - The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

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