Anthropocene

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: 'Against the Anthropocene'

Scientists have been arguing for a new period in Earth's geological history, the Anthropocene. Cultural critic T.J. Demos offers a critical take on …

Theodor W. Adorno

How humans can understand alien civilizations through our own

With all the speculation on aliens out there, there is one place we often forget to look when theorizing what some far-out intelligent species could …

Aliens

Earth Is Now a Hybrid Planet, According to This Strange New Classification

Thanks, Anthropocene.<p>Humanity's indelible impact on our home planet has marked the dawn of a whole new geological epoch, a sweeping change that could …

Exoplanets

Why these scientists argue that we’re turning Earth into an alien planet

A trio of scientists has just laid out a new classification scheme for planets that would put Earth into a hybrid category, making the transition …

Aliens

Big, non-native mammal invaders: not a problem, but a solution. | Anthropocene

This post is also available in: Français (French)<p>Even as native populations of large-bodied herbivores fall at alarming rates, others of their kind …

Ecology

The shock, the inefficiency, the illogicality of the Anthropocene

The Shock of the Anthropocene has been translated from French into English and published by Verso. NATALIE BENNETT, the former Green Party leader, …

Environmentalism

One of 2017’s most incredible voices, Peter Oren, releases new track ‘Anthropocene’

0It’s fair to assume that you probably haven’t heard a voice like Peter Oren’s in a little while. The Indiana-born’s artist is like all the strongest …

Music

Accounting for individual animals in the Anthropocene | Anthropocene

When land is converted to human use, the environmental impacts are typically measured in terms of pollution and populations and species. Unless …

Animal Welfare

Peter Oren details second record Anthropocene and shares the first single

Indiana native Peter Oren details Anthropocene, his second long-player, and shares the lead single/title track.>

Music (UK)

New study reveals just how much humans have altered England's landscape

<b>Humans have so greatly impacted the landscape that some scientists believe we are now living in a new epoch.</b><p>It's no secret that humans have …

Big History

The Anthropocene: How humans are changing the geological behaviour of Earth

Singapore Theatre (B120), Melbourne School of Design Building<p><i>More Information</i><p>Mark Quigley<p>Our planet is more than 4.5 billion years old. It has …

Australian Universities

Dams can lead the way to a better relationship with nature

EVIDENCE of the Anthropocene is all around us. Even if humans were wiped out tomorrow, future scientists couldn’t fail to notice planet-wide changes: …

Big History

Reusable or Disposable: Which coffee cup has a smaller footprint? | Anthropocene

<i>It would take between 20 and 100 uses for a reusable cup to make up for the greenhouse gas emissions of a single-use cup. For ecosystem quality</i> …

Coffee

The Anthropocene is a time to create a new world, not preserve the old one

[image] In a fascinating piece for the June issue of the Brooklyn Rail, geographer Stephanie Wakefield turns a trip to South Florida into an occasion …

Big History

The trouble with lionfish control | Anthropocene

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French)<p>Since their introduction to the Caribbean in the early 1990s, Indo-Pacific …

Simon Fraser University

'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene – podcast

Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on<p>• Read the text version here<p><b>Subscribe via Audioboom, iTunes, Soundcloud, Mixcloud,</b> …

Big History

I Asked Geologists If the Anthropocene Is Real

Defining the Anthropocene is proving to be a rocky road.<p>Roughly 11,500 years ago, neolithic villagers in Israel's Dead Sea Basin began practices of farming, deforestation, and sheep and goat domestication, increasing local erosion rates three to fourfold.<p>Some believe that this discovery, published …

Geology

'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene

Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on. By Alex Blasdel<p>A few years ago, Björk began corresponding with a philosopher whose …

Long-form Journalism

A ramble through some solutions for the Anthropocene

The Unnatural World's look at human planet management is messy, but so are we.<p>To say that David Biello’s new book, <i>The Unnatural World</i> (Amazon US / …

Big History

OMNIVORE: Our climate future

Will we miss our last chance to save the world from climate change?

Climate Change

Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm | BioScience

We assess progress toward the protection of 50% of the terrestrial biosphere to address the species-extinction crisis and conserve a global …

Ecosystems

Approaching “societal collapse”: New equation shows how quickly humans are wrecking the planet

Our future appears set for a classic apocalyptic blockbuster<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed with a bit of good old-fashioned imagination. The result is a sort of trailer, which offers us a glimpse of …

Liberal View

At Home in the Anthropocene Era

The theme for this year’s FORMAT17, the biennial photography festival in Derby, England, is habitat and its many meanings. In shows on view all over …

Photos of the Day

The Shock of the Anthropocene review – a crisis centuries in the making

Scientific historians Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz show how our society has been ecologically dangerous for far longer than you might think<p>In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, French forests were exploited heavily by emerging large-scale industries and an expanding navy. It …

Big History

World's Largest Beer Maker to Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Renewables

Now, you can sip that ice cold brew without feeling guilty. The world's largest beer manufacturer, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, has vowed to completely …

Education

#Symbiosis: meeting at transitions

I’m standing on a very worn and not well maintained footpath overlooking a huge expanse of pungent sand. A mile or two out the ocean shivers and …

Big History

The Nature of Wilderness

The 1964 Wilderness Act defines wilderness as an area where “the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man,” which “retains its primeval …

Big History

The highly threatened and little known Amazonian savannahs

Altmetric: 93<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Comment<p>William Douglas de Carvalho<br>• & Karen Mustin<p>Conservation biology<br>• Environmental impact<p>The biodiversity of the …

South America

Humans may have transformed the Sahara from lush paradise to barren desert

Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human populations of fishers foraged for …

Big History

Geologists find slew of manmade minerals, but no start to Anthropocene

While a basket of new 'mineral species' has mineralogists excited, it hasn’t convinced stratigraphers, the scientists who demarcate geological …

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