Anthropocene for Dummies

Van Mensvoort
August 2nd 2011

The Anthropocene is the recently proposed epoch of Earth history that, proponents say, has begun with the rise of the human species as a globally potent biogeophysical force, capable of leaving a durable imprint in the geological record.

Will Steffen, executive director of the Australian National University’s Climate Change Institute, lays out the basic idea in the familiar TED-talk format.

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Should men be able to give birth to children?


Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

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