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The Activist and the Scientist

Nathaniel Rich's account of how the course of climate change could have been halted in the 1980s and why it wasn't.

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of how climate change could have been stopped in the 1980s and why it wasn't.

In 1979, the science of climate change was known – what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. In the US, over the next decade a variety of activists, scientists and politicians worked tirelessly to safeguard the environment but despite their efforts they couldn't. Losing Earth is American novelist Nathaniel Rich’s account of the decade when the world came tantalizingly close to signing binding treaties that could have made a difference.

Read by Kyle Soller, the recipient of this year's Olivier award for best actor.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

14 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Apr 2019 00:30

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