Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Bob talks with environmental writer Bill McKibben about his new book Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. McKibben has been offering suggestions about how to avoid problems associated with climate change for more than two decades. With climate change now upon us, McKibben’s new book lays out our limited choices to save our planet and ourselves. Then, Dmitry Orlov grew up in Russia in the waning years of communism, attended high school in America, and regularly returned to Russia as it collapsed into debt. Unfortunately, he sees an awful lot of similarities between the USSR and the USA and he talks about it in his new book Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects.