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Book By Science Journalist Details Ways Planet Can Be Wiped Out

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There are many ways life on this planet can be wiped out: nuclear war, an asteroid strike, super-volcanoes, viral disease, rogue artificial intelligence. But the one most likely to ruin our planet over a relatively short time, is climate change.

Aired: September 3, 2019 | Transcript

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There are many ways life on this planet can be wiped out: nuclear war, an asteroid strike, super-volcanoes, viral disease, rogue artificial intelligence.

But the one getting widespread attention, and most likely to ruin our planet over a relatively short time, is climate change.

In his new book, “End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World,” author Bryan Walsh writes about all of these threats to life on Earth.

In an excerpt from the book published in Time magazine, the veteran science journalist focuses on the climate crisis; specifically, why it is we won’t act now to save the planet’s future. He joins Midday Edition on Monday to discuss the book.

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