Here on Earth

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tim Flannery, scientist, explorer, conservationist, and co-founder and Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council, discusses the Earth’s evolution—from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet teeming with life. Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet describes how the Earth’s crust and atmosphere formed, how its oceans transformed from toxic brews of metals to life-sustaining bodies of water covering 70 percent of the planet’s surface, and how our own species evolved.


Tim Flannery

Comments [2]

Geoff from Tweed.

Tim is simply off with the pixies. I really couldn't be comfortable having him look after my swimming pool filter for a week. Labor pay him $700K to define their policy path.
Therein lies the impass.
The green/left/latte set live in very small places and discuss how to next second guess Mother Nature.
The voters who exist in the middle band and are responsible for electing governments just feel that the above, collectively, start with a conclusion that they feel comfortable with then attempt to build a story to support it. That is why the greenhouse/carbon/warming/Polar Bears dying stories are being dismissed by the electors who reside in the middle. My advice? Be open minded and factual for starters. Hoist yourselves up and peek over the top of your teacup. It is a wide, bold, complex and exciting universe out ther.

Apr. 24 2011 01:11 AM
Ken from Brooklyn

The issue in this country is that it is quite clear that the political parties and citizens are not working for the "Common Good." If they did then legislation would be passed.

The "Common Good" needs to be clearly defined. The right discredits science in it's arguments and has issues citing and accepting facts. The Rights mission seems to be nothing more than to consolidate power and prosperity with the top 10% of income earners in this country not work for the Common Good.

If we base our discussion in logic and facts, not fear then we would be able to work together.

Apr. 22 2011 12:18 PM

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