Carl Safina on Expanding the Circle of Compassion (Podcast)
Things can look pretty grim these days. But to lose touch with wonder, with the mysterious perfection of what's all around us--then we're really in trouble. The newest book from ecologist Carl Safina, The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World, takes the time to wander the beach and count ducks, to kneel down and become acquainted with fish, turtles, and horseshoe crabs. Ferociously local, the book also veers to the North Pole, Antarctica, and tropical coral reefs, telling a scientist/poet's account of our planetary health. In our interview, Carl Safina reads passages from The View From Lazy Point, and tells why compassion might be the most crucial human technology of all.