Living In The Anthropocene

Living In The Anthropocene Explores The Causes And Implications Of The Anthropocene, Or Age Of Humans, From Multiple Points Of View Including Anthropological, Scientific, Social, Artistic, And EconomicAlthough We Arrived Only Recently In Earth S Timeline, Humans Are Driving Major Changes To The Planet S Ecosystems Even Now, The Basic Requirements For Human Life Air, Water, Shelter, Food, Nature, And Culture Are Rapidly Transforming The Planet As Billions Of People Compete For Resources These Changes Have Become So Noticeable On A Global Scale That Scientists Believe We Are Living In A New Chapter In Earth S Story The Anthropocene, Or Age Of Humans Living In The Anthropocene Earth In The Age Of Humans Is A Vital Look At This Era The Book Contextualizes The Anthropocene By Presenting Paleontological, Historical, And Contemporary Views Of Various Human Effects On Earth It Discusses Environmental And Biological Systems That Have Been Changed And Affected The Causes Of The Anthropocene, Such As Agricultural Spread, Pollution, And Urbanization How Societies Are Responding And Adapting To These Changes How These Changes Have Been Represented In Art, Film, Television, And Literature And Finally, Offers A Look Toward The Future Of Our Environment And Our Own Lives

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Living In The Anthropocene
  • W. John Kress
  • 11 February 2019
  • 9781588346018

10 thoughts on “Living In The Anthropocene

  1. says:

    This is a decent collection of essays pertaining to the challenges of living through the current geologic era the Anthropocene Some of the essays were hits while the others were misses As fitting the short essay format, I include below some of my favorite quotes Altered climate, eroded landscape, misused water, and wasted food plainly will impact people unevenly Injury will be unequal relative to wealth, crowding, security, and geography A sense of injustice and resentment is inevitableIn this new era, our reactions to strife and the values awe adopt will define our humanity The Anthropocene calls for radical changes in how we interact with nature, how we tackle poverty and how we define prosperity people took materials out of the deep past and projected them into what promised to be a very deep future The crisis of the Anthropocene was in fact provoked by a relatively small subset of humanity, a specific and unique cultural tradition that ultimately reduced the world to a mechanism, the planet to a commodity, with nature seen as but an obstacle to overcome It is not humanity that has brought on the crisis, but rather a set of beliefs and attitudes that are most assuredly not held by the vast majority of people with whom we of the mechanical realm share the planet The triumph of secular materialism became the conceit of modernity The notions that land could have anima, that the flight of a hawk might have meaning, that beliefs of the spirit could have true resonance were dismissed as ridiculous From a climate science perspective, present day climate change is a global process Yet people commonly experience its impacts in local contexts.

  2. says:

    An excellent review the state of knowledge from multi disciplinary perspective addressing common issues of living in the Anthropocene This is an initiative led by Smithsonian Institute and contributed by many of its leading scientists The book divided into 5 parts from i background of climate change and Anthropocene ii Drivers of change iii Responding to change iv Visual culture and v the Way forward Each parts provide brief and succinct account written by expert in the field about Anthropocene from different angles from biophysical to socio economic to cultural and psychological It attempts to cover both environmental crisis as well inequality crisis The writing is up to date and short, yet it has depth and broad perspective about Anthropocene and its implication The part responding to change and the way forward contain relevant information to ongoing effort like GEF priority and approaches and ended with E.O Wilson s Half Earth proposal It also helps highlight some of the brightest scientists who grapple with big challenges like Doug McCauley on ocean science This is a nice book to recap on multi dimensional implications of global climate change and how best to go about it from different disciplines Highly recommended

  3. says:

    This is really not a bad introduction to the topic of the Anthropocene The concept is exceedingly complex and it clearly shows that we as in humanity may be in over our heads in what we can do if we can even agree we have a worldwide crisis on our hands I did enjoy the range of topics this covered and even made me realize how many spheres the Anthropocene covers I only wish this book was longer and the essays went into depth since such treating these issues in such a topical way only serves as a tease rather than truly informing the reader All things considered, the Anthropocene is a fascinating topic and one that I ve thought a lot on since childhood and one that I will continue to research myself.

  4. says:

    This is a good survey of the field with a lot of important voices It covers a lot of territory and should be required reading for any students dealing with the topic, although I would have appreciated a bit from perspectives based in indigenous decolonizing theory, as well as artists, but one can t ask for everything all at once A nice combo of scientific and cultural insight overall For me, the best entry was the afterward by E.O Wilson.

  5. says:

    A collection of essays is inevitably a mixed bag There is quite a lot of repetition of terms and themes but overall this is an interesting and thought provoking read Unfortunately it was written at the dawn of the age of Trump, Bolsonaro etc and so is already overtaken by even horrific scenarios.

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