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A Scientist Walks Into A Bar

Episodes feature recordings of talks given at Science on Tap events held in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.

Jul 16, 2019

We need all the tools we can find to fight climate change, and geologist Dr. Marcia Bjornerud offers some new perspective and insight. In this episode she talks about her book Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, and suggests that shifting our viewpoint to understand the deep geologic past can help us understand the harm we're doing to the planet in the present. This talk was recorded in September 2018.

Check out some of Marcia's other writing:

Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth
Contributor to the New Yorker’s Science & Technology blog


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Thanks to Graham Tully and Stephen Perry for sound production.

As always, a final thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.