There’s A Global Sand Crisis And No One Is Talking About It

As an investigative journalist, Vince Beiser is always looking for the next fascinating story.

Wired Magazine sent him to a remote village in India to investigate a murder over one of the most precious natural resources in the world. To give you a hint, this resources is the foundation of our modern civilization–it is in the concrete of our buildings and the chips of our computers. And it’s running out.

Award-winning journalist Vince Beiser will dive into the logistics behind the most abundant resource in the world, and why we’re running out of it. Author of “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How it Transformed Civilization,” every audience member will leave with a newfound appreciation for the sand on our beaches, inside our smartphones, and in our lives.

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