Long Now Foundation Seminar: Stephen Pyne

SFJAZZ Center

"Once humans took charge of fire, fire remade humans and commenced remaking the world. “We got small guts and big heads because we could cook food,” says Stephen Pyne, the world’s leading historian of fire. “We went to the top of the food chain because we could cook landscapes. And we have become a geologic force because our fire technology has so evolved that we have begun to cook the planet."

http://longnow.org/seminars/02016/feb/09/fire-slow-fire-fast-fire-deep/