Talks at Google is a regular feature that according to Google “brings the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers all in one place.” This talk features Astrophysicist Adam Frank.[amazon_link asins=’0393609014′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’spacan00-20′ marketplace=’CA’ link_id=’f6a609c4-a2ef-11e8-a8ff-7934a4c69e31′]In this talk Frank discusses his recently released book “Light of the Stars.”
The book publisher describes Light of the Stars as “the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations. What’s more, each of those civilizations must have faced the same challenge of civilization-driven climate change.”
Frank wants us to “think like a planet”. Frank is a contributor to the New York Times, NPR and science advisor for Marvel’s “Dr. Strange”.