"Think Like a Planet"Season 2 • Episode 1
Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World
Why an awareness of Earth’s temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival
Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth
To many of us, the Earth’s crust is a relic of ancient, unknowable history. But to a geologist, stones are richly illustrated narratives, telling gothic tales of cataclysm and reincarnation.
MREA Member Celebration
Join the MREA in Custer, WI on Saturday, June 26th for an outdoor event celebrating clean energy and sustainability! The day will be packed full of 10+ hours of live music, inspiring keynote speakers, local food and beer, and family-friendly activities.
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Timefulness | The Long Now Foundation – 2019
We need a poly-temporal worldview to embrace the overlapping rates of change that our world runs on, especially the huge, powerful changes that are mostly invisible to us. With time literacy, we become at home in the deep past and engaged with the deep future. We learn to “think like a planet.”
– Nautilus, 2020
Collage of Nature Covers — a Geoscientist’s Take – Nature, 2020
A Singing Volcano, a North Korean Nuke, and Other Earth-Shaking Events of 2017– The New Yorker, 2017
A New Look at Ancient Mars– The New Yorker, 2016
Geology is like Augmented Reality for the Planet– Wired, 2010
“Dazzled by our own creations,” Bjornerud writes, “we have forgotten that we are wholly embedded in a much older, more powerful world whose constancy we take for granted…. Averse to even the smallest changes, we have now set the stage for environmental deviations that will be larger and less predictable than any we have faced before.”
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