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the earth system: suite of interacting physical, chemical, &
biological global-scale cycles and energy fluxes that provide
...
global change is BOTH biophysical and socioeconomic
anthropocene: current geological epoch with human activity
as the dominant influence on climate and the environment
A no-analogue state.
Planetary terra incognita.
Unprecedented and unsustainable.
debate on whether anthropocene is early or recent
1500s or 1950
implications matter
stage 1. the industrial era
recent paradigm
atmospheric CO2 from 200 ppm(v) to nearly 400
even slight tremors in the force (5-25) can change climate
stage II. the great acceleration
Angus 2015
Angus 2015
stage 3. stewards of the Earth System
humans will remain a major geological force for millions of years
business as usual model
current institutions & economic systems continue
assumptions
1. health not adversely impacted, non-rapid changes
2. wealth & adaptability are present in systems
mitigation model
technology & interventions
geo-engineering
emission of aerosol particles to cool things downs
new synthesis is
earth system science & social science
both needed to maintain ‘safe operating spaces’ (Angus 2015)
The anthropocene PechaKucha
The anthropocene PechaKucha
The anthropocene PechaKucha
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The anthropocene PechaKucha

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A summary of the modern conceptual developments in the principles of the anthropocene for ecology.

Sources:
Steffen et al. 2007. The Anthropocene: Are humans now overwhelming the great forces of nature. Ambio 36: 614-612

Angus, I. I. 2015. When Did the Anthropocene Begin...and Why Does It Matter? The Monthly Review. DOI: 10.14452/MR-067-04-2015-08_1

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The anthropocene PechaKucha

  1. 1. the earth system: suite of interacting physical, chemical, & biological global-scale cycles and energy fluxes that provide life-support
  2. 2. global change is BOTH biophysical and socioeconomic
  3. 3. anthropocene: current geological epoch with human activity as the dominant influence on climate and the environment
  4. 4. A no-analogue state. Planetary terra incognita. Unprecedented and unsustainable.
  5. 5. debate on whether anthropocene is early or recent 1500s or 1950 implications matter
  6. 6. stage 1. the industrial era recent paradigm
  7. 7. atmospheric CO2 from 200 ppm(v) to nearly 400 even slight tremors in the force (5-25) can change climate
  8. 8. stage II. the great acceleration
  9. 9. Angus 2015
  10. 10. Angus 2015
  11. 11. stage 3. stewards of the Earth System
  12. 12. humans will remain a major geological force for millions of years
  13. 13. business as usual model current institutions & economic systems continue
  14. 14. assumptions 1. health not adversely impacted, non-rapid changes 2. wealth & adaptability are present in systems
  15. 15. mitigation model technology & interventions
  16. 16. geo-engineering emission of aerosol particles to cool things downs
  17. 17. new synthesis is earth system science & social science both needed to maintain ‘safe operating spaces’ (Angus 2015)

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