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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

12/29/14 - On Monday's Topical Currents, we visit with prolific author Diane Ackerman.  She writes about a “new age,” called the anthropocene . . . Which deals with human  impacts which are registered on planetary and geologic scales. The scales include popular science, natural history and an environmental call to action. Her book is, The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us. Ackerman says we now have the tools and ingenuity needed to create a healthy future for both the planet and ourselves. And think of this: an “interspecies internet” to communicate with intelligent animals, such as cockatoos, dolphins, apes and parrots. That's Topical CurrentsMonday at 1pm.

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