Living in the Anthropocene

Living in the Anthropocene

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.

Read the entire October 17, 2014 BBC article here.

Holocene’s Golden Spike?

Holocene’s Golden Spike?

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 geologic era with a roomful of international scientists. Heady stuff.

You can read the entire article here.

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