The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth
I have to admit I was a bit offended by what I took to be a somewhat flippant ridicule of the proposition put forth by many, including Stephen Hawking, that our best hope at long-term survival is to make it off this planet.
I don't have a strong enough...more
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
By Richard Dawkins (Free Press)
After sparking global controversy even among atheists with The God Delusion, Cambridge biologist Richard Dawkins takes a more emollient and fact-based approach in dismantling his latest foe, creationist-fostered opposition to modern evolutionary theory. Dawkins clearly hopes that the burden of evidence (he culls from an astounding number of sources) will change minds, eloquently and carefully wal ...more
overall this is not new information to me, but the book cover to cover is what thinking people of all ages need to digest. we won't be "fixing" things as much as figuring out how to live in the inevitably changed world only decades away. civilizations seldom seem to be able to act with the long view in mind. we only do the fight or flight thing very well.
i'm needing to know how *i* spend the next 20 years in light of this.
hugely important book.