Seeing the Woods

A blog by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

“The Anthropocene: Where on Earth Are We Going?”

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We are pleased to present a video of the keynote speech from the opening of The Anthropocene Project, a transdisciplinary investigation into the Anthropocene hypothesis, which states that Earth has entered a new geological epoch in which mankind itself has become a dominant geophysical force.

Faciliated by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, The Anthropocene Project sets out to explore the scientific and conceptual challenges as well as the imaginary possibilities of this proposed new epoch. The project will utilize methods of research and presentation from the sciences as well as the arts, while traversing the intellectual and disciplinary boundaries between culture, science, technology and politics. Cooperation partners are the Max Planck Society, Deutsches Museum, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (all Munich), and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Potsdam).

On 10 January 2013, Will Steffen of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University (ANu) Climate Change Institute gave the keynote speech at the HKW. Please enjoy the video.

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