All Articles on Anthropocene

We need to paint a picture of an inclusive sustainable world we are trying to build; remind people that the work is already underway and that millions of people are doing important work. (Photo: Beth Scupham/flickr/cc) Views
Motivating Climate Action: A Review of Per Espen Stoknes "What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming."
I hope everyone in the climate movement will read this book, and think deeply about the ways we try to engage people, and the kinds of actions we have ready for them to take up.
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Scientist and inventor James Lovelock, 94, sits with one of his early inventions, a homemade Gas Chromatography device, used for measuring gas and molecules present in the atmosphere, during a photocall for the Unlocking Lovelock: Scientist, Inventor, Maverick exhibition at the Science Museum, south west London. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images) Views
James Lovelock at 100
James Lovelock has changed our contemporary perspectives on life on this planet as much as Charles Darwin did for the 19th century
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The issue that should dwarf everything in sight today is planetary climate destruction. It’s happening in plain sight and all around us, and most of us clearly can't bear to think about it. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
Politics as Usual and Planetary Destruction
Fire and flood: What it means to be "great" on a planet going down
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Climate change is a slow-burning hurricane swirling over the entire planet. (Photo: FlaglerLive) Views
Green New Deal Me In
It should all be a call to arms no less urgent than that of the "Fate of the Earth."
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Environmentalism ain’t for the birds. (Photo: Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in a Globe-Spanning Murder-Suicide
Earth’s ecosystems did not evolve to thrive amid the conditions that a global, advanced capitalist civilization of 7 billion humans has created
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Farmers in Galmi, Niger. (Photo: SIM USA, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.) Views
When Losing Your Soil Means Losing Your Livelihood
The situation in Niger is devastating
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The mass murders continue. When an ideology of separation rules, the killing never stops. (Photo: mathiaswasik/Flickr/cc) Views
Our Wounded Planet
This is a revolution—nonviolent, uncompromising, spiritual
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“Humans might be the first species to knowingly choose self-extinction.” (Photo: Kevin Gill/flickr/cc) Views
Re-Inhabiting Planet Earth
What may be history’s ultimate moment of human arrogance: the belief in a sense of separateness from and superiority to nature so thorough that we have, with our monstrous intelligence, the ability and therefore the right to play Bad God and make the whole planet go poof
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People are saying the Green New Deal is impossible. What is impossible is saving our planetary ecosystem while preserving our current way of life. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
There’s Nothing Radical About the Green New Deal
Our insatiable yearning for more has left us with less of the one thing upon which our entire lives depend: the natural world
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Collaboration among scientists, policymakers, social scientists, humanists, and community leaders is key to contending with the Anthropocene. (Photo: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance) Views
Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change”
Slowing climate change is crucial but navigating its challenges is only possible if it is understood as one facet of planetary overshoot
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