The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
This talk launches Brand's new book: Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto. His argument is that taking account of the emerging global forces of climate change, urbanization, and biotechnology forces a rethink of some traditional environmental positions.
Cities are Green, with huge room for improvement. Nuclear power is Green, with better still to come. Genetic engineering is Green and shows potentially revolutionary promise. Direct intervention in the climate---geoengineering---may be necessary. The classic environmental project of restoring natural systems has to step up in scale and deepen the quality of its science and engineering.
The purpose of the Seminars About Long-term Thinking is to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.
Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats.
Official Website: http://longnow.org/projects/seminars/
Added by Long Now on July 8, 2009