In my inbox was spam for something called “Pangea Day“, apparently happening on May 10th. Wikipedia describes it as:
On May 10, 2008 Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked to produce a 4-hour program of films, music and speakers. The program will be broadcast live at the same time across the world. According to the festival organizers, “Pangea Day plans to use the power of film to bring the world a little closer together.”
Pangea Day was created in 2006 when documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim won the TED Prize. Jehane wished to use film to bring the world together. May 10, 2008 will be the first Pangea Day event.
Seting aside the eternal right of return to 1968, I knew that big chunks of the anti-industrial left were hellbent on returning the planet to a near unpopulated state, or some other sort of Rousseauvian primitivism, but Pangea? Set the Wayback Machine way, way back, Mr. Peabody!