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Blog Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

David Keith, “Practical Geoengineering”

by Andrew Warner on March 6th, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Patient Geoengineering
Tuesday February 17, 02015 – San Francisco

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Practical geoengineering – a summary by Stewart. . .   Read More

David Keith Seminar Primer

by Charlotte Hajer on February 4th, 02015

On Tuesday, February 17, David Keith will present Patient Geoengineering, as part of our monthly Seminars About Long-Term Thinking. Each month the Seminar Primer gives you some background information about the speaker, including links to learn even more.
In 01991, Mount Pinatubo – a largely forgotten and underestimated volcano in the Philippines – erupted in what. . .   Read More

Mark Lynas: 9 Planetary Boundaries, Finessing the Anthropocene — Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on October 17th, 02014

“The Holocene is over and welcome to the Anthropocene our very uniquely human geological era.” In March 02012 environmental activist and author Mark Lynas gave a sobering assessment of Earth in the Anthropocene.

Lynas offers a framework for tracking the health of our planet, outlining nine measurable “boundaries” that if crossed threaten the well-being. . .   Read More

Stefan Kroepelin, “The Sahara and Civilization”

by Andrew Warner on June 25th, 02014

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Civilization’s Mysterious Desert Cradle: Rediscovering the Deep Sahara
Tuesday June 10, 02014 – San Francisco

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Stefan Kroepelin Seminar Primer

by Austin Brown on June 2nd, 02014

Anything as vast and mysterious as the Sahara Desert is bound to invite myth and legend – it’s how we make sense of things too large, elusive or forbidding to know firsthand. Stefan Kroepelin, however, has dedicated his life to firsthand knowledge of the Sahara, and has dispelled some myths along the way. He’s. . .   Read More

“Climate Change and Us” Event Video Now Live

by Andrew Warner on December 23rd, 02013

Rarely do we get to hear directly from the scientists who compile, analyze, and synthesize the most recent climate change data. On December 13th, swissnex San Francisco, in partnership with The Long Now Foundation, hosted an event that explained the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent report, and what types of solutions would. . .   Read More

Climate Change and Us: What Does the Future Hold?

by Austin Brown on November 14th, 02013

Peer beyond the headlines as experts explain what the IPCC report really says about global warming and what it means for our planet and for mankind in a live presentation and discussion on Friday December 13, 02013 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release. . .   Read More

Human Self-Interest and the Problem of Solving Long-Term Issues

by Charlotte Hajer on November 8th, 02013

We are a selfish, short-sighted lot. As many a game theory experiment has shown, we simply aren’t as motivated by the promise of collective future benefits as we are by the gratification of instant private rewards.

A group of researchers based at NYU now argues that this kind of self-interest can throw. . .   Read More

Craig Childs Seminar Primer

by Andrew Warner on July 15th, 02013

“Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth”
Monday July 29, 02013 at the Marines’ Memorial Theater, San Francisco

When thinking about the planet, climate change, and our environmental future, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers and lose track of what things actually look like on the ground. Enter Craig Childs. . .   Read More

Stewart Brand at SF Premiere of Pandora’s Promise – June 14th, 02013

by Austin Brown on June 11th, 02013

Pandora’s Promise, a new documentary by filmmaker Robert Stone, takes a look at nuclear power as a possible player in the mix of technologies we’ll need to meet energy demand without pushing atmospheric CO2 beyond safe levels. Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand and other former SALT speakers Mark Lynas, Gwyneth Cravens and. . .   Read More