Humanity's Golden Age: Long Gone Or Yet To Come?
Has the golden age of humanity passed? Can we, as a species, survive the next few centuries? As our climate warms, population grows, resources shrink, and means of self destruction become more deadly, these questions move from the realm of dystopian fiction to real world relevance.
But the experts are split. While some believe we've passed the point of no return, others see a bright future full of possibilities. This hour, we speak with people on both sides of the fence and ask what the road forward (for however long there is one) looks like.
- Tom Butler - Vice President for Conservation Advocacy at The Foundation for Deep Ecology and board president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust; author of Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot
- Michael Klare - A Five Colleges professor of peace and world security studies, defense correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
- Vivek Wadhwa - Washington Post columnist and Director of Research at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering; author of The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.