How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World: A Conversation

In Timefulness, Marcia Bjornerud – professor of geology at Lawrence University and frequent contributor to The New Yorker’s Elements blog – charts how geologists have developed a conception of time that encompasses the history of our planet beyond humanity’s fractional place. Anthony Lydgate – Marcia’s former editor at The New Yorker, now Senior Editor at WIRED – joins her for a discussion of how wholesale adoption of this geologic understanding of time could be our salvation.