Monday, 26 September 2011
THE ANTHROPOCENE EPOCH (AND SURVIVING IT)
Humans have now reached that point in our (and the planet's) history where we are shaping almost every aspect of the planet, and not always in a good way. We have done this before, but, never on an industrial scale, so we are in wholly new territory - an era that could be called the Anthropocene Epoch. Will Steffen, who is the executive director of the Australian National University (ANU) Climate Change Institute. Prof Will Steffen, at the Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Transport forum (in March 2009), gave an interesting detailed overview of the multiple challenges we face if we are to continue to prosper on this planet, entitled Surviving the anthropocene, which is well worth listening too.