Tag Archives: Anthropocene

The Anthropocene is a conceit of human exceptionalism

Peter Brannen has an interesting piece in the Atlantic, pointing out that the Anthropocene is more of a geological event rather than an epoch, at least so far. Humans are now living in a new geological epoch of our own … Continue reading

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xkcd: Land Mammals

It’s indeed true that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.  (Click through for full sized version.) via xkcd: Land Mammals.

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Is Planet Earth Under New Management? : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

A hundred million years from now, when we’re all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere …and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, … Continue reading

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