January 30, 2010 · 1:30 PM
Stewart Brand, president of the Long Now Foundation and managing director of Global Business Network, presents some radical, counter-intuitive observations that shatter a number of environmental myths, and lays out a strategy for producing a more sustainable society.
In his new book, Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatic Manifesto, Brand argues that, "The long-evolved green agenda is suddenly outdated - too negative, too tradition-bound, too specialised, too politically one-sided for the scale of the climate problem. Environmentalists risk being marginalised more than ever, with many of their deep goals and well-honed strategies irrelevant to the new task. Accustomed to saving natural systems from civilisation, Greens now have the unfamiliar task of saving civilisation from a natural system - climate dynamics.
Brand will be in conversation with Alexander Rose, executive director of the Long Now Foundation and a nominating judge at the Webbys.
Tickets are £12 (£10 ICA members and £11 concs). Please book via the ICA - not via this Meetup group!
If you'd like to come along after the event for a more informal chat, please do. We'll be in the ICA bar/cafe from[masked] and you'll have a chance to meet other London Long Now people as well as Stewart and Alexander.