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Thursday, December 09, 2021

Back in August (2021) we talked with Andrew Knoll about the development and forces of our planet based on his recent book, of A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters. We ran out of time and couldn’t discuss the last –and very important—chapter, “Human Planet” –the story of the Anthropocene. Dr. Knoll very kindly agreed to discuss this topic separately and in this program we take up the Anthropocene and how the November COP26 international meeting underscores the human impact on our planet.

Andrew Knoll, Ph.D., is the Fisher Professor of Natural History and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Knoll has received many prestigious awards for his outstanding research on the interdependence of the evolution of life and the evolution of our planet. He is also the author of \_Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Life on Earth\_ (2003).