Thursday, June 16, 2011

Welcome to the Anthropocene!

We are in an age where humanity, whether by accident or by (human) design, has the power to change the world, particularly the flow of Earth's chemistry, according to this cover article by the Economist. It is significant because, formerly, it took tectonic action or major biological developments to achieve a comparable effect. Now we can create effects just as large, perhaps larger.

1 comment:

Kaiserina said...

I think they meant Woman-Made World, but I will forgive them that.

Perhaps larger? No, just as large. the better is the enemy of the good. Don't make perfect things better. Why would you want to do that?