Posts tagged “anthropocene”
October 11, 2012
The term “Anthropocene”, proposed by geologists, refers to the “age of man”, the new period of history we have entered into in which the planet can no longer be studied or understood in isolation of man. From transformations in plants, animals, and natural habitats, to climate change, altering landscapes, there is no doubt that the effect of man has interrupted this natural process. The symposium, held at Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History, will feature dicussions, debates, and deliberations on issues of global change in the context of art, history, science, culture, philosophy, and economics. Subhankar Banerjee, editor of Arctic Voices, will be a panelist for the discussion Energizing the Anthropocene: Science for Smart Decisions, at 11:30am.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required.