Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

Friday, July 01, 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 [3]

William from Manhattan

Important note: James Lovelock would be most unhappy to be identified as the sole author of the Gaia hypothesis. The Gaia hypothesis was formulated by Lovelock and co-developed by Lynn Margulis.

Jul. 01 2011 12:22 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Naturally, "God" - if It really exists - as Creator of what we call space, time, and all the multiverses, inherently has to be above and beyond all of that!

Jul. 01 2011 11:56 AM
Ed from Larchmont

From the post-Hegelians philosophy has been materialistic philosophy - all that exists is matter, as seen in Marx. But in the last 15 years philosophy has generally abandoned materialism because it's problematic. Your explanation is from the physical sciences, so it's about matter, but there are other realities.

Jul. 01 2011 08:15 AM

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