CBC Radio’s The Sunday Magazine is a lively, wide-ranging mix of topical long-form conversations, engaging ideas and more. Each week, host Piya Chattopadhyay takes time for deep exploration, but also makes space for surprise, delight and fun.
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Can we engineer our way out of the ecological mess we’ve made?
For her latest book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert traveled the world, meeting the scientists and engineers who are thinking the most deeply -- and creatively -- about how to save the planet. She joins Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about what she discovered, from using genetic technology to kill off malaria-carrying mosquitoes to shooting diamonds into the stratosphere in a bid to slow climate change. And together, they wrestle with a bigger question: Can we really engineer ourselves out of the ecological mess we've engineered ourselves into?