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Tag Archives: anthropocene
On Yale360 Paul Crutzen and Christian Schwägerl write that Living in the Anthropocene: Living up to the Anthropocene means building a culture that grows with Earth’s biological wealth instead of depleting it. Remember, in this new era, nature is us.
During the Cold War there was a a faint reprise of the Columbian Exchange. Science Now reports on a study by François Chiron and others in Biological Conservation (doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.10.021) in Cold War Split Birds, Too in ScienceNOW: The Cold War … Continue reading
Chris Turner, author of Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, writing in the Walrus about the Anthropocene and the coral reef crisis in his long article Age of Breathing Underwater: I first heard tell of “resilience” — … Continue reading
Dead Ahead: Similar Early Warning Signals of Change in Climate, Ecosystems, Financial Markets, Human Health
What do abrupt changes in ocean circulation and Earth’s climate, shifts in wildlife populations and ecosystems, the global finance market and its system-wide crashes, and asthma attacks and epileptic seizures have in common? According to a paper published this week in … Continue reading
Imagine that we wanted our descendants to persist for 10,000 years. How could we help that to happen? This question motivates most of the research on resilience, as well as initiatives such as Clock of the Long Now < http://www.longnow.org/> … Continue reading
Erle Ellis, whom has mapped the world’s anthromes, writes an provocative editorial in Wired about what environmentalism means in the Anthopocene. In Stop Trying to Save the Planet he proposes a “postnatural” environmentalism: Nature is gone. It was gone before … Continue reading
From In The Field a report on a symposium on Bill Ruddiman‘s long anthropocene hypothesis - that the development of agriculture caused significant global warming: Ruddiman’s basic argument goes like this: Although the climate has cycled through a series of … Continue reading