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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Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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