In a bold, carefully-worded statement, the Smithsonian Institute has officially recognized that global warming, due to human activities, is real. You can read the entire article here.
Here’s a link to a very accessible full-length video looking at climate change (complete with 60s-era slideshow-inspired graphics) and a cheeky sense of humor on the Imperial College London Youtube channel. A welcome relief to find this amidst the sea of more somber, and difficult-to-understand efforts. You can view the hour-long video here.
Boyan Slat, is a 20-year-old Dutch man on a mission. After dedicating his teenage years to ridding the world of floating plastic in the ocean, he has committed to finding a way of collecting it. (Boyan is also mentioned extensively in our new title, The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet. [...]
In a March 2011 Economist article criticism of pseudo-scientific terms like “paradigm shift,” argues that the natural sciences have been moving human activity further away from the center of its conception for centuries, and that such a designation, like the one inferred by the term Anthropocene, would mark a truly historical shift in our thinking. [...]
The man who coined the term Anthropocene may have had a change of heart. Upon further reflection, Nobel Prize winner Paul Crutzen suggests in this Science article that the Anthropocene may be more accurately measured as beginning with the nuclear explosions over Japan in 1945. You can read the entire article from September 17, 2012 [...]
There is a tradition in geology where a golden spike is inserted into a layer of rock, signifying the historical beginning, of different geologic events. Andrew Revkin, in a October 16, 2014 New York Times Opinion blog, discusses his role in the Anthropocene Working Group, in which he comments on the complexities of defining a [...]
The Anthropocene: Humankind as a Turning Point for Earth By Bruno Martini - Jun 24, 2013 http://www.astrobio.net/interview/the-anthropocene-humankind-as-a-turning-point-for-earth/
People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They’re calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans This report from CBS news.
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We are pleased to announce the release of our latest book, The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet by Christian Schwägerl. Available November 2014 in the United States and February 2015 in the UK in Hardcover, Paperback and eBook, this thoroughly researched book is the result of years of research by award-winning [...]