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The 'Good Anthropocene': Grassroots Initiatives Worldwide Show Path Forward

Looking for a ray of sunshine amidst seemingly endless news of the warming planet, global biodiversity loss, or ongoing war?

Anthropocene: The journey to a new geological epoch

Over the last century, humans have littered the oceans with plastic, pumped CO2 into the air and raked fertilisers across the land. The impact of our species is so severe and so enduring that the current geological time period could soon be declared the “Anthropocene”.

The Dithering Age: Holocene, Anthropocene, and Chthlucene

If people just hear that humans are destroying the environment, they aren’t given much incentive to act or even think much.

Beyond the Footprint

To be sustainable as a global village — to be able to keep all of our human and ecological systems healthy — we also need to aggressively identify and bring to market a wide range of affordable, ecologically-sound development strategies in the highly-populated, emerging nations.

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.

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