“Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories” is an exhibition of photographs and videos at the ASU Art Museum based on research with scientists, faculty, students and representatives from different government and community agencies regarding two endangered species from Arizona, the Humpback Chub and the California Condor. The exhibition examines how ecologies can change radically as a result of tiny individual initiatives by humans or other agents. Ron Broglio, an associate professor in the ASU Department of English, will discuss the exhibit and its implications.
Climate change is here and how we adapt to it will go a long way in determining the future of humans on Earth. That’s the basic conclusion of the recently released Third National Climate Assessment report by the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. The report had the input of nearly 300 authors and is the most comprehensive look at the science and effects of climate change in the U.S. Two of those contributing to the report are Arizona State University life sciences professor Nancy Grimm and School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning professor Michael Kuby. They will discuss the report.
Alan Weisman, author of the bestselling book “The World Without Us,” will talk about his latest book, “Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth.” In his follow-up to “The World Without Us,” Weisman looks at how prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? He also examined what in different cultures’ beliefs might suggest that human growth may have to be limited. In his book, Weisman suggests the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet to balance. Weisman will talk about his book on Arizona Horizon.
During the first three days of March, ASU is hosting “Emerge,” an event that brings artists and scientists together to explore questions of human existence and the future we hope to create. The event’s three principal organizers explain what “Emerge” is all about.
What would the world be like without humans? University of Arizona journalism professor Alan Weisman has taken on that question in his new book The World Without Us. Hear from the author as he appears on HORIZON.
University of Arizona journalism professor Alan Weisman wrote an intriguing book that is currently No. 7 on The New York Times bestseller list. His book explains what would happen to earth and its man-made structures and cities if humans disappeared. Weisman will talk about his book on HORIZON.
scientists say to better understand our own environment we should look into animals' perspectives. The Butterfly is one species biologists believe can help them understand how the environment is 'viewed'. Scientists at Arizona State University have studied butterflies for decades, and believe these types are species have more to offer humans than just carefree beauty.
In Asia, a virus transferred from birds to humans has killed 65 people. If the virus mutates and becomes transferable between humans, it could prove catastrophic to the world's health and economy. State epidemiologist David Engelthaler discusses the possibilities.