An Earth Day Aerial View of Humanity's Surge

April 22, 2020
DESCRIPTION: After Columbia University's morning celebration of Earth Day's 50th anniversary ( Join the remarkable aerial photojournalist George Steinmetz for a chat about his decades-long career chronicling, with a top-down view, humanity's growth spurt and the still-unspoiled wonders of our Earth.

I contributed essays and text to his new book, "The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene."

In our chat, George will talk about being on a Taiwanese trawler off the Falkland Islands as the coronavirus epidemic spread, and how - just a week ago - he was on assignment in a helicopter over New York City's silent streets.