Earth scientists are declaring the advent of a new geological epoch.
From the bounteous natural delights of the Holocene we have stepped into the ‘Anthropocene’, an altogether more perilous time for the Earth, humankind, and our animal cohabitators.
Nuclear experimentation, mass species extinction, fossil fuel depletion, climate change: human activity is now indelibly imprinted within the Earth’s crust, with our behaviour altering the dynamics of earth systems.
Throughout this series we will engage in an inter-disciplinary exploration of the Anthropocene, examining the extent of human impact upon our environment; the relationships between capitalism, industrialisation and modernity; and our potential for salvation or collapse.
The Alderman (upstairs), 134 Lygon St East Brunswick
45 minutes presentation, 45 minutes discussion
What can the past tell us about the future of climate change in Australia?
Oceans and climate change** **
Ice, fire and flood: Science Fiction and the Anthropocene
Australia in the Anthropocene: Climate change, coal, and crisis calls
Anthropocene denial: The challenge of communicating climate change
Hearing but not listening: Time, technology and the inevitability of the Anthropocene