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.
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.
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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