Thursday, September 10, 2009

Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world

I've just been watching this fascinating talk. It's the sort of thing you watch and feel so inspired by it you want everyone else you know to watch it too.


Blogger Jonathan Wonham said...

It is indeed interesting and more thought provoking than I thought it would be. Stamets seems to have a lot of good ideas and the talent to put them into action.

Inspired, I also watched another of the films in the series "James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss" which was a real eye-opener for me. I had no idea glaciers moved so fast or were retreating so rapidly: at rates of kilometres per year.

Balog is quite right in suggesting we have a perception problem when it comes to the effects of global warming - simply because we are not confronted sufficiently by the images that he shows. There ought to be a similar project to show the flip side of the increase in ice carving: the effects of sea level rise.

Thu Sept 10, 09:21:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, I've been hearing about this for some time; I thought it had been worked out it was due to a film of water making the glaciers slide more quickly. I'd taken an interest ever since I'd happened to take a picture from exactly the same spot as Alfred Wegener did 70 years earlier and seen the difference in the extent of ice. It is incredibly worrying.

You're right, Jonathon (IMO) and Balog is right. There is a perception problem. And I think your idea of showing the effects of sea level rise is an excellent one.

Fri Sept 11, 12:52:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Paul Stamets youtube Channel:

Wed Sept 30, 04:26:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Anon!

Wed Sept 30, 04:34:00 pm  

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