Veteran New Yorker staff writer Tony Hiss’ new book, "Rescuing the Planet," is out today. The book is an urgent call to protect 50 percent of the earth's land by 2050--thereby saving millions of its species--and a candid assessment of the health of our planet and our role in conserving it.
Hiss not only invites us to understand the scope and gravity of the problems we face, but also makes the case for why protecting half the land is the way to fix those problems. He highlights the important work of the many groups already involved in this fight. And he introduces us to the engineers, geologists, biologists, botanists, oceanographers, ecologists, and other "Half Earthers" like Hiss himself who are allied in their dedication to the unifying, essential cause of saving our own planet from ourselves.
Tony Hiss is the author of fifteen books, including the award-winning "The Experience of Place." He was a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than thirty years, was a visiting scholar at New York University for twenty-five years, and has lectured around the world.
He will be having a virtual Crowdcast event through Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA tonight at 7 p.m.