Deep Time Reckoning

Deep Time Reckoning

How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now

Vincent Ialenti


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A guide to long-term thinking: how to envision the far future of Earth.

We live on a planet careening toward environmental collapse that will be largely brought about by our own actions. And yet we struggle to grasp the scale of the crisis, barely able to imagine the effects of climate change just ten years from now, let alone the multi-millennial timescales of Earth's past and future life span. In this book, Vincent Ialenti offers a guide for envisioning the planet's far future--to become, as he terms it, more skilled deep time reckoners. The challenge, he says, is to learn to inhabit a longer now.


Vincent Ialenti:
Vincent Ialenti is MacArthur Assistant Research Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.