Funding Friday: Pleistocene Park

I backed this Kickstarter project a few weeks ago and they are 60% of the way to their goal with nine days left. I hope they make it.

#climate crisis

Comments (Archived):

  1. JimHirshfield

    “Eat less meat to avoid dangerous global warming, scientists say”…

    1. jason wright

      I stopped reading that rag. Its neo liberal strategy for survival is US expansion, and trolling the readership with comment bait articles.

      1. JimHirshfield

        Ugh, comment bait. Don’t see that elsewhere, LOL

      2. JimHirshfield

        And…don’t shoot the messenger. Many sources for the underlying facts of that story.

  2. awaldstein

    Too cool.While I support projects that fund friends video games, in actuality Kickstarters innate value in helping pre launching projects or books that have commercial intent build an early market–while smart–interests me less.This type of impossible dream is what I truly am drawn to.Thanks for surfacing it.

  3. JamesHRH

    Super cool.Of course, the obvious climate conspiracy theory on this is: How did all that carbon and those animals get perma-flash-frosted in the first place?This is a dilly of a fun read (no side taken here):…Yes, that’s Art Bell of late night talk radio.He goes so far as to tell you which CDN marine water temperature buoy to monitor (its off the coast of Newfoundland).It does, however, in an interesting twist, support the idea that man made global warming is not really a big deal……because every 10,000 years of so, the poles shift and we start from scratch as a society.Loopy, but unassailable due to solid logic and no one having any actual evidence.

  4. Jonathon Blackburn

    Thanks for sharing. This is good stuff.

  5. bfeld

    So so cool. Amy and I just adopted a bison. I’ve always wanted to do that …

  6. Richard

    Why can’t we get the environmentalists and the universal healthcare people behind the erradication of the cigarette industry?? It’s long time to get serious about making cigarette smoking prohibitously expensice, both directly through taxes and indirectly through higher health insurance costs. Don’t be a butt head. According to common estimates, tobacco companies produce 5.5 trillion cigarettes every year—approximately 900 for each person in the world. Of those, 4.5 trillion have nonbiodegradable filters that are tossed away, representing as many as one out of every five pieces of litter. Cigarette butts require months or even years to break down, releasing almost 600 chemicals into the soil.

  7. Rob Larson

    Very cool that they are trying to do something to make a difference, rather than just following the well-travelled path of pleading and making noise.Though in this instance, the scientist in me is skeptical that these efforts can possibly have any impact at all on the climate. (especially given our track record of transplanting animals into new ecological areas. The odds don’t favor long term survival, unfortunately. Sorry to be a wet blanket.)And then I read this: “Pleistocene Park is a proof of concept, a public demonstration, a landscape scale art project” So, +1 to them for being honest about their expected impact.

  8. Luke Griswold-Tergis

    Hi Fred, Thank you for backing Pleistocene Park. Thank You also for posting the campaign to your blog. Your post has actually been our second (or third depending how you count) biggest source of backing, after “unknown” and Facebook but before Twitter and any of the media that has written about the campaign. A big help. If you have any questions about the project feel free to contact us. Dm on Facebook or twitter for email or ask questions here, FB, Twitter, or on the Kickstarter page if you want to start a public conversation. Thanks again.

  9. Erin

    Just a man and his son trying to help the planet. Love it.

  10. karen_e

    If we were breaking bread together in fair Lancaster County, that would start quite a dinner conversation, o baker!

  11. JamesHRH

    So much for assailing the chants of “Lock her Up. Lock her Up.” @ the Trump soirees. Sheesh Charlie, come on.People need less ideology and an open mind.However, an Insane Clown Posse on the left would nicely balance the Insane Clown Posse on the neo right.Just drove the I-10 from Houston to Cocoa Beach FLA this week. Every third billboard is an anti-abortion message. Amazing.

  12. jason wright

    see the Scott Trust board. Bunch of corporate insiders.

  13. awaldstein

    I am with you on this all the way though i’m into ideology more than bread personally.

  14. JimHirshfield

    Hahaha! Good one.

  15. awaldstein

    Nothing happens without building a market for it and that has never been what kickstarted doesBe interesting to put together a small group that could build communications strategies to causes and cause based businesses

  16. Girish Mehta

    It’s a hot topic on avc this week.

  17. JamesHRH

    This is so true.Recruitment is the least valued significant skill.

  18. bfeld

    I’m going to wait until it asks me about it.

  19. JimHirshfield

    Just as soon as you spell my name correctly 😉

  20. Vasudev Ram

    This sort of calls for a Yogi Berra remark – but I disremember none right now.

  21. JimHirshfield

    Oh, OK, Crystal. Billy Crystal.

  22. JimHirshfield

    I didn’t catch that.

  23. awaldstein