Alan Weisman

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‘Countdown’ Explores the Effects of Our Overpopulated Planet

How can we sustain and balance the exploding global population?

alan weisman, countdown, human population, overpopulation, growth

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The World Without Us

What would the world be like if humans were to disappear from the planet?

life, extinction, ecology

Sep. 07, 2007

The World Without Us

Ira talks with author Alan Weisman about what the world might be like if humans were suddenly to disappear from the planet.

end, destruction, catastrophe

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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