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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