Support Long-term Thinking
Support Long-term Thinking

Blog Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

The Paleoclimate & You: How Ancient Climatological Data Helps Us Understand Modern Climate Change

by Jacob Kuppermann on September 2nd, 02021

Ice and sediment cores give researchers the paleoclimate data necessary to understand what the earth’s climate was like 100,000 years ago. Now, that same data helps inform the IPCC’s analysis of our climate futures. . . .   Read More

The Historical Land Practices Behind California’s Fires

by Jacob Kuppermann on September 1st, 02021

Fire has always been a part of California’s ecology. For millennia indigenous Californians managed ecosystems through controlled burns, but centuries of European & American fire suppression have turned the state’s forests into tinderboxes. Can we recover? . . . .   Read More

In Real Time

by Brittany Cox on March 23rd, 02021

How do you measure a year? As straightforward as this seems, it is a truly personal question to each of us. What comes to mind? Life, weather or seismic events, loss or gains, . . .   Read More

Podcast: The Transformation | Peter Leyden

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 23rd, 02021

A compelling case can be made that we are in the early stages of another tech and economic boom in the next 30 years that will help solve our era’s biggest challenges like climate . . .   Read More

The Time Machine

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 5th, 02021

Museums have an opportunity to play a constructive role in generating action on climate change. Long Now co-founder Brian Eno’s concept of The Big Here and Long Now can help.. . .   Read More

A Timely Reflection on our Changing Climate

by Benjamin Grant on November 12th, 02020

Antarctic Sea Ice Melt — 02019 (Source: Maxar) The Ancient Greeks had two different words fortime. The first, chronos, is time as we think of it now: marching forward, ceaselessly creating our past, present, and future. The second, kairos, is time in the opportune sense: the ideal moment to act, as captured by . . .   Read More

Scientists Have a Powerful New Tool to Investigate Triassic Dark Ages

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on August 11th, 02020

The time-honored debate between catastrophists and gradualists (those who believe major Earth changes were due to sudden violent events or happened over long periods of time) has everything to do with the coarse grain of the geological record. When paleontologists only have a series of thousand-year flood deposits to study, it’. . .   Read More

Kim Stanley Robinson: “The Coronavirus is Rewriting Our Imaginations.”

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on May 4th, 02020

Science Fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson has written a powerful meditation on what the pandemic heralds for the future of civilization in The New Yorker. . . .   Read More

The Global Tree Restoration Potential

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on July 9th, 02019

Earlier this month, a study appeared in Science that found that a global reforestation effort could capture 205 gigatons of CO2 over the next 40-100 years—two thirds of all the CO2 humans have generated since the industrial revolution:

The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation. We. . .   Read More

What Trees Tell Us

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on May 15th, 02019

The rings of centuries-old trees are offering scientists a more complete picture of climate change and the role of humans in causing it. . .   Read More

1 2 3 7