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In Search of a New Politics For a New Environmental Era

Author Jedediah Purdy looks at a world irrevocably changed by humans and finds that it demands a fundamentally different politics – one that places a moral value on climates and landscapes and takes responsibility for future generations.

The Church of Economism and Its Discontents

Two centuries of explosive economic growth have radically altered our material and ideological worlds.

The Anthropocene and Ozymandias

Much has been made lately of the so-called Anthropocene — the idea that Homo sapiens has so taken over and modified Earth that we need a new name for our geological age instead of the outmoded Holocene.

The Anthropocene Debate: Why is Such a Useful Concept Starting to Fall Apart?

The point is not that the Anthropocene should be abandoned—clearly it’s had its uses. But should it be a call-to-action for climate researchers and activists alike? 

Turning 21 in the Anthropocene   

An invitation for young people to participate in their future.

Does Anthropocene science blame all humanity?

Little support for actual Malthusian policies can be found in scientific literature about the Anthropocene. Population growth is included as one element of the Great Acceleration, which it obviously is, but it isn’t identified as the main problem.

Hijacking the Anthropocene

How the anti-green ‘Breakthrough Institute’ misrepresents science to advance a technocratic agenda and undermine grassroots environmentalism.

Towards the Permacene

We can take the next step in our evolution, a step towards the Permacene.

Ptolemaic Environmentalism

Neo-green environmentalism is holding onto the core belief in the rightfulness or inevitability of a human-governed planet.

Madonna in distress: the new planetary portrait

Mother Earth has a never-before-seen portrait now on show, thanks to three pieces of planetary-scale research published this week.

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