In Dr. Grinspoon’s talk “Earth in Human Hands”, he will explore a taxonomy of planetary catastrophes meant to illuminate the unusual nature of the “Anthropocene”, our current time of human-driven planetary changes, and reframe our environmental predicaments as part of a larger narrative of planetary evolution.
Dr. Grinspoon is an award-winning astrobiologist, science communicator, and author whose research focuses on atmospheric evolution and the potential conditions for life on Earth-like planets. His new book, Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future, is Dr. Grinspoon’s latest accomplishment in a career of outstanding science outreach. Dr. Grinspoon is a recipient of the Carl Sagan Medal of Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science and a frequent guest of the popular StarTalk Radio podcast, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
Tickets are now available for Dr. Grinspoon’s Science in the City talk on January 11 at 7 p.m. A brief Q&A and book signing will immediately follow. Sponsored by Seattle Children’s Research Institute (cscharon)