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Tue 10/23, 2012, 7:30pm
Craig Childs
Our Apocalyptic Planet

Prone to sudden, violent natural disasters and climate extremes, Earth is not exactly a stable planet—or an immortal one. NPR commentator Craig Childs, author of Apocalyptic Planet, reveals the ways in which our world is constantly moving toward its end—and how we can change our place within the cycles that rule it. Clues to our doom, he says, lie in some of the planet’s most physically challenging places, where micro-cataclysms predict the macro: forthcoming ice ages, super volcanoes, and the conclusion of planetary life cycles.

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