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Exchange Exemplar: Paul Ehrlich On Extinctions

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Humans can be a bit tough on nature, to put it mildly.  Paul Ehrlich generally does NOT put it mildly... he coined the term "population explosion" many years ago, and has continued to pound the point that people could lead to their own extinction, if they're not more careful. 

A book Ehrlich wrote with Gerardo Ceballos and his wife Anne Ehrlich brought him to the Exchange in 2015. 

The book is The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals.  It's a pretty book about an un-pretty subject.  We return to our interview with Paul Ehrlich here.


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.