Close Call: The Survival of the Human Race


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Before you succumb to the doomsday blues, author Annalee Newitz has some encouraging thoughts on the strength of human survival.



Over the last 4.5 billion years, the Earth has been covered in ice, choked out by methane, shattered by asteroids, and melted by volcanoes. The bad news: Earth is overdue for another disaster. The good news:  humans are more prepared than ever to withstand a near-apocalypse. This hour, we’ll learn about possible threats, and wily maneuvers that can keep our species safe.


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