2013, Jan 10 — 13
'Nature as we know it is a concept that belongs to the past. No longer a force separate from and ambivalent to human activity, nature is neither an obstacle nor a harmonious other. Humanity forms nature. Humanity finds itself embedded within the recent geological record.' This is the core premise of the Anthropocene thesis, announcing a paradigm shift in the natural sciences as well as providing new models for culture, politics, and everyday life.
Opening speech by Bernd Scherer
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 Dialog with John Tresch and Jan Zalasiewicz
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 Keynote by Will Steffen