Science and Technology

"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"

Elizabeth Kolbert

About the Program

Elizabeth Kolbert argues that we are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction (five others have occurred over the past 500 million years).  She says that it is likely that this one, the result of human action, will be the most devastating.  Ms. Kolbert spoke at the Seattle Town Hall.        

About the Authors

Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at The New Yorker.  She is the author of "Field Notes from a Catastrophe." 


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"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, March 24th at 2am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 16th at 6am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 9th at 2pm (ET)
  • Saturday, March 8th at 8pm (ET)
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