Commonwealth National Podcast

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse

Duration: 
1:03:38

David Orr, Professor, Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College

Due to our refusal to live within the Earth’s natural limits, we now face a multitude of problems that will have a severe negative impact on human civilization. Orr, an expert on environmental literacy and ecological design, further argues that political negligence, an economy driven by insatiable consumption and a disregard for future generations are only adding to our plethora of environmental challenges.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California, on November 11th, 2009.