The plot of ‘Interstellar,’ in 10 TED Talks

Seeing this next week and definitely looking forward to it!

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Since the first teaser in late 2013, we’ve been in countdown mode for Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s new outer-space epic that promises to blast us through space and time and wormholes. If you’re as excited as we are but can’t clear three hours to go see the whole movie, here’s the plot we could figure out from obsessively watching trailers.

The story begins on an Earth devastated by drought and climate change. Guys, we’re running out of food! It’s dystopian, but unless we take action, we’re heading there in reality too. In this talk, Jonathan Foley makes a case for “terrafarming” — thinking of the planet’s food systems as one big connected whole.

Curious how such a devastating climate change might happen? Gavin Schmidt shows us how emergent global patterns are causing our climate to get less predictable (scary, but they make hypnotizing GIFs).

As an aside, I don’t know about…

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