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Blog Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Growing a forest of 5000 year trees

by Bryan Campen - Twitter: @bryancampen on December 11th, 02015

This month, your contributions to The Long Now Foundation support the creation of the Fund of the Long Now. We will leverage this fund, through centuries of interest and investments, to help make Long Now a truly long-term institution.

Supporters of the fund are receiving a limited edition Bristlecone Pine Tree Kit (pictured above. . .   Read More

Ryan Phelan speaking at World Wildlife Fund Fuller Symposium

by Andrew Warner on November 10th, 02015

On November 18 02015, Ryan Phelan, Executive Director of Revive and Restore, will be speaking at the Fuller Symposium in Washington D.C. on how recent advances in biotech can aid conservation efforts.
This event is free, and can be viewed online via its live stream or in person in Washington D.C. on November. . .   Read More

Beth Shapiro, “De-extinction Science”

by Danielle Engelman on June 1st, 02015

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

How to Clone a Mammoth
Monday May 11, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Shapiro Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Shapiro Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.
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De-extinction science. . .   Read More

The Artangel Longplayer Letters: John Burnside writes to Manuel Arriaga

by Andrew Warner on May 26th, 02015

In April, Carne Ross wrote a letter to John Burnside as part of the Artangel Longplayer Letters series. The series is a relay-style correspondence: The first letter was written by Brian Eno to Nassim Taleb. Nassim Taleb then wrote to Stewart Brand, and Stewart wrote to Esther Dyson, who wrote to Carne Ross, who. . .   Read More

Michael Pollan: Deep Agriculture — 02009 Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on February 10th, 02015

In May 02009 author and food activist Michael Pollan spoke for Long Now about Deep Agriculture. At the time Barack Obama was recently elected President, and Pollan takes the opportunity to give a “state of the movement” on efforts to reform the US food system.
Full audio and video of this Seminar is free for. . .   Read More

Jesse Ausubel, “Why Nature is Rebounding”

by Andrew Warner on February 6th, 02015

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

Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities
Tuesday January 13, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Ausubel Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Ausubel Seminar page, or you can subscribe. . .   Read More

Jesse Ausubel Seminar Primer

by Charlotte Hajer on January 6th, 02015

On Tuesday, January 13, Jesse Ausubel will present Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing Through Concentrating Human Activities, 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.

The stories and scary graphs aren’t. . .   Read More

Scotty Strachan: The Great Basin in the Anthropocene @ The Interval January 6 — The Mountains Keep Teaching

by Mikl Em on January 4th, 02015

Photo by Scotty Strachan
January 6, 02015: Scotty Strachan (University Nevada-Reno)
Long Now’s Nevada: the Great Basin in the Anthropocene
Tickets are still available
This Tuesday a very special event begins our 02015 series of salon talks at The Interval in San Francisco. The Great Basin in the Anthropocene on January 6 will. . .   Read More

Oxford’s Oak Beams, and Other Tales of Humans and Trees in Long-Term Partnership

by Charlotte Hajer on December 31st, 02014

Here at Long Now, we often like to tell the story – or perhaps better said, legend – of the oak beams at New College in Oxford. First told to Stewart Brand by anthropologist Gregory Bateson, this short and simple story epitomizes the tremendous value we can reap from some long-term thinking.
Photo via Tripadvisor
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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