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BK 69: (Apr 2, 2024) Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth's Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis

Our Mar 5th meeting we will be discussing the book  Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth's Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis   by Michael E. Mann  (Sep 26, 2023).  With 240 reading pages it is approximately 8 pages a day.  Check out the Bio, links and videos below:  " In this sweeping work of science and history, the renowned climate scientist and author of  The New Climate War  shows us the conditions on Earth that allowed humans not only to exist but thrive, and how they are imperiled if we veer off course.   For the vast majority of its 4.54 billion years, Earth has proven it can manage just fine without human beings. Then came the first proto-humans, who emerged just a little more than 2 million years ago—a fleeting moment in geological time. What is it that made this benevolent moment of ours possible? Ironically, it’s the very same thing that now threatens us—climate change. The drying of the tropics during the Pleistocene period created a niche for early

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