Future Fossils

We can imagine the deep past: full of mammoths and dinosaurs and climates very different from our own. But how are we supposed to imagine the future?

Historian Martin Rudwick, author of Earth's Deep History, tells the story of Georges Cuvier, the scientist who made Earth's past, weird history real. Harvard historian of science Naomi Oreskes talks about how she imagines the future in her new book The Collapse of Western Civilization.