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2022-12-07 KPTZ Nature Now (Interview) — Timefulness

Nan Evans of KPTZ and geologist Marcia Bjornerud (Lawerence University, Wisconsin) discuss how thinking about time like a geologist can help save the world. This interview is in advance of Marcia’s hour-long lecture for the Quimper Geological Society on Sat. Dec. 10 at 4 pm (use the QGS link to hear the free public lecture). The interview is for Nature Now, a weekly radio broadcast on KPTZ 91.9 MHz. : Wed. Dec. 7th Show: Timefulness—How thinking like a geologist can help save the World. The show will be broadcast three times, it will be a nice preview to the lecture (Dec. 10)…. Read more2022-12-07 KPTZ Nature Now (Interview) — Timefulness

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2022-12-10 Marcia Bjornerud (Lecture) – Timefulness: How thinking like a geologist can help save the world

Dec. 10, 2022—Saturday 4 pm: How thinking like a geologist can help save the world The Lecture Developing and calibrating the geologic timescale — reconstructing Earth’s past from the raw rock record — is one of humanity’s greatest, but least appreciated, intellectual achievements.   But as a society, we are time illiterate, lacking a sense for the durations of the chapters in Earth’s history, the rates of change during previous intervals of climate instability, and the intrinsic timescales of ‘natural capital’ like groundwater systems.  This matters because environmental wrongs, social conflicts and existential malaise are all rooted in a distorted sense… Read more2022-12-10 Marcia Bjornerud (Lecture) – Timefulness: How thinking like a geologist can help save the world

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