Ruth DeFries: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis
Cary Institute DeFries will discuss her book, The Big Ratchet, an optimistic exploration of the adaptability and resiliency of people. Discover the leaps in knowledge and technology that have allowed us to wrestle unprecedented amounts of food and energy from the Earth. And learn lessons from nature's persistence that could help humanity continue to prosper in a complex world.
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