Stewart Brand
President, Long Now Foundation

Stewart Brand is president of the Long Now Foundation and co-founder of the Revive and Restore project in San Francisco. He edited the Whole Earth Catalog (1968-74) and his latest book is Whole Earth Discipline (2010).

Written by Stewart Brand

Iberian Wolves are proliferating in the Sierra de la Culebra, Spain after an absence of a century. Photo by Steven Ruiter/NiS/Minden Pictures/Corbis

Essay/
Biology
Rethinking extinction

The idea that we are edging up to a mass extinction is not just wrong – it’s a recipe for panic and paralysis

Stewart Brand