Elemental Forces: The Five Building Blocks That Shaped Our World
The Not Old Better Show, Inside Science Interview Series
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Interview Series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and we’re broadcasting from just outside Washington, DC. As part of our Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, we have a special episode that promises to challenge your perceptions and inspire action on the part of all, especially our Smithsonian Associates audience. Today, we’re honored to have Dr. Stephen Porder on the program, who will discuss his groundbreaking book, Elemental: How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past and Will Shape Our Future, which is available now. Dr. Stephen Porder will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes today for more details. But, we have Dr. Stephen Porder today to chat about the Smithsonian and all things ecology-related and answer the question about how life can change Earth…Microbes, plants, and people can alter the climate and, with it, change the trajectory of life on Earth.
Our guest today, Dr. Stephen Porder, promises to be as enlightening as he is engaging. Today, we have the privilege of hosting a luminary in the field of ecology and sustainability—Smithsonian Associate Dr. Stephen Porder. Now, why should you, especially those of you in the golden years of life, pay attention to what he has to say? Well, let’s jump in…Dr. Stephen Porder is not just a professor of ecology, evolutionary biology, and environment and society at Brown University; he also holds the unique title of being the nation’s first associate provost for sustainability. His credentials alone speak volumes about the depth and breadth of his expertise.
Stephen Porder’s latest work, “Elemental: How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past, And Will Shape Our Future,” is nothing short of revolutionary. It explores how five essential elements—hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus—have been the building blocks that have shaped Earth’s history and will continue to shape its future.
That, of course, is our guest today, Smithsonian Associate Dr. Stephen Porder. reading from his new book, “Elemental: How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past And Will Shape Our Future,” So, are you ready to explore how you can contribute to a more sustainable future, informed by life’s essential elements and billions of years of Earth’s history? Stay tuned because this is one conversation you won’t want to miss. Please welcome Smithsonian Associate Dr. Stephen Porder.
My thanks to Smithsonian Associate Dr. Stephen Porder. will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes today for more details. My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. My thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe, and Let’s Talk About Better…The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.
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