November 19, 2020 –
Close to two decades ago, earth system scientists have heralded the advent of the Anthropocene, declaring humankind the largest telluric force on the planet; stronger than wind, erosion and volcanoes, such is our capacity to affect and alter environmental systems as evidenced by climate change, biodiversity loss and habitat destruction.
Yet, while human-induced environmental change is historically unprecedented and – if left unchecked – a direct threat to human survival and that of most species on the planet, actions to date by decision-makers in politics and business to reverse current trends are found lacking and insufficient; we are still only tinkering.
This presentation will sketch the key dimensions of the Anthropocene and highlight current failures in humanity’s response to this epochal crisis. As an antidote, attention is directed to the role active citizenship can play in ensuring a safe(r) navigation of the Anthropocene.
Come join us for this important public presentation.
Free entry. Refreshments provided.
This is event is hosted by the grassroots community group Transition Town Guildford.