THE ANTHROPOCENE THE HUMAN ERA AND HOW IT SHAPES OUR FUTURE CHRISTIAN SCHW AUML GERL
Anthropocene - Wikipedia
The name Anthropocene is a combination of anthropo-from anthropos (Ancient Greek: ἄνθρωπος) meaning "human" and -cene from kainos (Ancient Greek: καινός) meaning "new" or "recent.". As early as 1873, the Italian geologist Antonio Stoppani acknowledged the increasing power and effect of humanity on the Earth's systems and referred to an 'anthropozoic era'.
Holocene extinction - Wikipedia
The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the Sixth extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is a current event, and is one of the most significant extinction events in the history of the Earth ongoing extinction of species coincides with the present Holocene epoch (approx. 11,700 years), and is mainly a result of human activity. This large number of extinctions spans numerous
Anthropocene Epoch | Definition & Evidence | Britannica
Anthropocene Epoch, unofficial interval of geologic time, making up the third worldwide division of the Quaternary Period (2.6 million years ago to the present), characterized as the time in which the collective activities of human beings (Homo sapiens) began to substantially alter Earth’s surface, atmosphere, oceans, and systems of nutrient cycling.
When did the Anthropocene begin? A mid-twentieth century
1. Introduction. The advent of the Anthropocene concept has brought with it the question of where its boundary should be. The term was first suggested to reflect the perturbation of surface Earth processes by human activities (Crutzen and Stoermer, 2000, Crutzen, 2002) and very soon became widely used (e.g. Steffen et al., 2007)owing initial consideration by the Stratigraphy Commission of
An Anthropocene Journey
To navigate this terrain, it’s best to start with the foundational anthropocene idea, as blurted out in February 2000 during a scientific meeting on human-caused global change. A prominent participant was Paul J. Crutzen, who’d won a Nobel Prize for helping identify the threat certain synthetic chemicals posed to the planet’s protective ozone layer.
Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene | PNAS
Limit Cycles and Planetary Thresholds. The trajectory of the Earth System through the Late Quaternary, particularly the Holocene, provides the context for exploring the human-driven changes of the Anthropocene and the future trajectories of the system (SI Appendix has more detail). 1 shows a simplified representation of complex Earth System dynamics, where the physical climate system is
Anthropocene: Exhibition reveals impact of human age | CBC
Three Canadian artists are exploring the shocking and often unseen impact modern human activity has on the planet — a force powerful enough, they claim, to mark the birth of a new geological age.
Sixth Great Extinction: We're to Blame | Time
Apr 24, 2017As increasingly accepted theories have argued—and as the Science papers show—we are now in the midst of the sixth great extinction, the unsettlingly-named Anthropocene, or
digital humanities in the anthropocene – Bethany Nowviskie
[Update: I’ve made low-res versions of my slides and an audio reading available for download on Vimeo, Alex Gil has kindly translated the talk into Spanish, and Melissa Terras’ wonderful performance is now up on the Digital Humanities 2014 website.
BBC - Future - The animals thriving in the Anthropocene
In an era defined by humanity’s impact on the planet, some animals appear to be proliferating quite happily.