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Blog Archive for the year 02013

Civilization versus Forestation: Bristlecone Pines in the Anthropocene

by Charlotte Hajer on January 11th, 02013

“Trees and forests are repositories of time; to destroy them is to destroy an irreplaceable record of the Earth’s past.” Whether we’ve grown up in the big city, a small town, or in the middle of the woods, most of us are familiar with the concept of tree rings. As children, we were taught that…  Read More

Slow Journalism and A Long Walk: Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden

by Andrew Warner on January 9th, 02013

On January 10th, 02013, Pulitzer prize winning journalist Paul Salopek will begin a seven year journey on foot from Ethiopia to Patagonia, following the footsteps of the first migration of humans across the planet 60,000 years ago. The journey will not be an easy one. It consists of 21,000 miles of wildly varying terrain and…  Read More

Terry Hunt & Carl Lipo Seminar Primer

by Charlotte Hajer on January 8th, 02013

“The Statues Walked — What Really Happened on Easter Island” Thursday January 17, 02013 at the Cowell Theater, San Francisco Archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo study cultural evolution and diversity. Their research tries to answer questions about how small communities develop into complex societies, and how cultures change and spread over time. They’ve focused…  Read More

Report on the First De-Extinction Meeting and Other Revivalist News

by Stewart Brand on January 7th, 02013

36 scientists, 25 presentations, 5,000 words to cover them all.  Lots of news. Also the first announcement of the TEDx DeExtinction conference in Washington DC on March 15. Introducing our now-full-time reviver of passenger pigeons, Ben Novak, with Martha, the world’s last passenger pigeon, in the backrooms of The Smithsonian. Ben Novak is going to…  Read More

Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on January 4th, 02013

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo on “The Statues Walked — What Really Happened on Easter Island” TICKETS Thursday January 17, 02013 at 7:30pm Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $10 About this Seminar: Was it ecocide?…  Read More

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