Losing Earth [book Of The Week]

Episodes

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01The Activist and the Scientist20190422

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of how climate change could have been stopped in the 1980s and why it wasn't.

In 1979, the science of climate change was known – what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. In the US, over the next decade a variety of activists, scientists and politicians worked tirelessly to safeguard the environment but despite their efforts they couldn't. Losing Earth is American novelist Nathaniel Rich’s account of the decade when the world came tantalizingly close to signing binding treaties that could have made a difference.

Read by Kyle Soller, the recipient of this year's Olivier award for best actor.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Nathaniel Rich's account of how climate change could have been halted thirty years ago.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

01The Activist and the Scientist20190422

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of how climate change could have been stopped in the 1980s and why it wasn't.

In 1979, the science of climate change was known – what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. In the US, over the next decade a variety of activists, scientists and politicians worked tirelessly to safeguard the environment but despite their efforts they couldn't. Losing Earth is American novelist Nathaniel Rich’s account of the decade when the world came tantalizingly close to signing binding treaties that could have made a difference.

Read by Kyle Soller, the recipient of this year's Olivier award for best actor.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Nathaniel Rich's account of how climate change could have been halted thirty years ago.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of how climate change could have been stopped in the 1980s and why it wasn't.

In 1979, the science of climate change was known – what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. In the US, over the next decade a variety of activists, scientists and politicians worked tirelessly to safeguard the environment but despite their efforts they couldn't. Losing Earth is American novelist Nathaniel Rich’s account of the decade when the world came tantalizingly close to signing binding treaties that could have made a difference.

Read by Kyle Soller
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Nathaniel Rich's account of how climate change could have been halted thirty years ago.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

02At the Pink Palace20190423

Nathaniel Rich's account of the years 1979-1989 when the first attempts were made to halt climate change. It's 1980 and in Florida two dozen experts are gathered at a coastal hotel in a bid to come up with legislation to tackle global warming. Read by Kyle Soller

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Nathaniel Rich's account a first attempt is made to tackle global warming in the US.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

03Ep 3 - The Hole In The Ozone Layer20190424

Nathaniel Rich's account about the efforts made in the 1980s to halt climate change. It's 1985 and the hole in the ozone layer leads to headlines and political action. Campaigners for a reduction in global warming learn invaluable lessons.

Read by Kyle Soller
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Nathaniel Rich's account it's 1985 and there's a hole in the ozone layer.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

03The Hole in the Ozone Layer20190424

Nathaniel Rich's account about the efforts made in the 1980s to halt climate change. It's 1985 and the hole in the ozone layer leads to headlines and political action. Campaigners for a reduction in global warming learn invaluable lessons.

Read by Kyle Soller
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Nathaniel Rich's account it's 1985 and there's a hole in the ozone layer.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420190425

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of the efforts made by activists, scientists and politicians to stop global warming. It's 1989 and ministers from around the world are gathered in the Netherlands for a momentous summit on climate change. A binding treaty is in sight after a decade of campaigning.

Read by Kyle Soller.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Nathaniel Rich's account it's 1989 and a binding treaty on climate change is close.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

04The Summit In Noordwijk20190425

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of the efforts made by activists, scientists and politicians to stop global warming. It's 1989 and ministers from around the world are gathered in the Netherlands for a momentous summit on climate change. A binding treaty is in sight after a decade of campaigning.

Read by Kyle Soller.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Nathaniel Rich's account it's 1989 and a binding treaty on climate change is close.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of the efforts made by activists, scientists and politicians to stop global warming. It's 1989 and ministers from around the world are gathered in the Netherlands for a momentous summit on climate change. A binding treaty is in sight after a decade of campaigning.

Read by Kyle Soller.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Nathaniel Rich's account it's 1989 and a binding treaty on climate change is close.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520190426

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of efforts made by a number of passionate activists, scientists and politicians who worked tirelessly in the 1980s to halt climate change. In this episode, Rich looks at how the fallout from the Dutch summit in 1989 continues to resonate.

Read by Kyle Soller
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Nathaniel Rich on the fallout from the Dutch summit on climate change in 1989.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

05The Aftermath20190426

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of efforts made by a number of passionate activists, scientists and politicians who worked tirelessly in the 1980s to halt climate change. In this episode, Rich looks at how the fallout from the Dutch summit in 1989 continues to resonate.

Read by Kyle Soller
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Nathaniel Rich on the fallout from the Dutch summit on climate change in 1989

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Nathaniel Rich tells the story of efforts made by a number of passionate activists, scientists and politicians who worked tirelessly in the 1980s to halt climate change. In this episode, Rich looks at how the fallout from the Dutch summit in 1989 continues to resonate.

Read by Kyle Soller
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Nathaniel Rich on the fallout from the Dutch summit on climate change in 1989.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres