The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will host a free virtual book talk with author and scholar Tony Hiss on his new book Rescuing the Planet – Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth, on Thursday, December 1st.
Hiss will be joined by Cary President Dr. Joshua Ginsberg and the Natural Areas Conservancy’s Executive Director Sarah Charlop-Powers.
In Rescuing the Planet, Hiss takes stock of the “superorganism” that is Earth and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. He invites readers to understand the gravity of the problems we face, and makes the case for why protecting half the land by 2025 is vital to halting the extinction crisis and ensuring the health of the planet.
His journeys across North America highlight the many organizations and individuals involved in protecting the world’s rapidly shrinking wilderness. From the boreal forest, to the pine barrens, to the piney woods – their stories introduce us to fascinating wildlife, unforgettable places, and dedicated people – providing hope for what is possible.
This program will begin at 7 pm, and will be held via Zoom. For more information or to register, click here.