newitz http://kalw.org en Why San Francisco is poised to save the future – right now http://kalw.org/post/why-san-francisco-poised-save-future-right-now <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The problems San Francisco’s facing today could really change the course of the city’s future. Local author </span>Annalee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Newitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says that future is something we should start trying to protect right now. </span>Newitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wrote the new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She describes it as an “optimistic book about extinction.” In it, she looks at how humans could deal with a catastrophe along the lines of what killed the dinosaurs. She says one thing we need is strong, resilient cities – and that San Francisco is a model for the world. </span>Newitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Casey Miner about adaptation, innovation, and what we can learn from the time local developers almost turned the Bay into a landfill.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:34:11 +0000 Casey Miner 32162 at http://kalw.org Why San Francisco is poised to save the future – right now