Wednesday, April 22, 2009


For a futuristic twist on Earth Day, check out Alan Weisman's new piece for Vanity Fair. Weisman, the author of The World Without Us, looks ahead 50 to 100 years to construct three environmental scenarios—for Las Vegas, Cairo, and Nanisivik, Baffin Island. What could the environment look and feel like in the future in these places?

My favorite Earth Day statement this year, though, comes from Cameron Sinclair, the young architect and cofounder of Architecture for Humanity, who tweeted this morning:

"I don't celebrate Earth Day. I do Earth Year. It's like Valentine's Day.
You shouldn't need a day to remember you're in love."

(Illustration by Matt Hertel on

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