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Environmental Wars. Conference 2006. Part 3
Dr. Donald Prothero
Catastrophes that Shape the Planet
Dr. Donald R. Prothero is Professor of Geology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He is currently the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 21 books and almost 200 scientific papers, including five leading geology textbooks and three trade books. He is on the editorial board of Skeptic magazine, and in the past has served as an associate or technical editor for Geology, Paleobiology and Journal of Paleontology. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, the Paleontological Society, and the Linnaean Society of London, and has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Science Foundation. He has also been featured on several television documentaries, including episodes of Paleoworld and Walking with Prehistoric Beasts.
Dr. Brian Fagan
Climate Change & Ancient Societies
Dr. Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and one of the world’s leading archaeological writers. An authority on world prehistory, he spent his early career working in museums in tropical Africa before specializing in communicating archaeology to general audiences. His many books include The Rape of the Nile, The Great Journey, The Little Ice Age, The Long Summer, and most recently, Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, and the Discovery of North America. His other interests including bicycling, cruising under sail, good food, and cats.
Dr. Gregory Benford
Stabilizing the Future Greenhouse Earth
Dr. Gregory Benford has published over 30 books. His fiction has won many awards, including the Nebula Award for his novel Timescape. A winner of the United Nations Medal for Literature, he is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, and in 1995 received the Lord Prize for contributions to science. A fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, he continues his research in both astrophysics and plasma physics.
This tape includes a panel discussion and Q & A with these three speakers.
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