Over the previous two centuries, the human race has proven itself a force of nature. So radical are the impacts that it only remains logical to state that we have moved out of the Holocene and into a new geological era; the Anthropocene.
We seem to relish in the notion that we are a force of nature, but deny the necessary responsibility that should go with it. We must face the fact that we are now the true custodians of the world around us and have great potential to both destroy and more interestingly produce. The sooner we acknowledge this, the greater the remaining gene pool and remnant biota and easy energy supply. In other words, the sooner we admit to our new role, the easier we can provide guidelines for something we can truly be proud to hand on to future generations.
The limited conversations desperately required and flat out rejection of all things unpleasant will only make us look foolish in the history books and that’s something many of us simply cannot accept.
Welcome to the New Anthropocene; the next step for the age of the human storm. Here is a collection of work, produced by people ready to face our responsibly and discuss the often uncomfortable topics.
The main author is Moth. Most of the work posted before May 2011 is his carry over work from MothIncarnate. Situated in Victoria, Australia, he is a research officer with a background in ecology, atmospheric / meteorological monitoring and web / graphic design. On New Anthropocene, his main interest is improving productive urban landscapes – local resilience on the back of insanely warped distribution – with a healthy helping at the ignorant and dogmatic interest groups.
If you have any ideas, or wish to contribute, you can submit posts here. More dedicated writers are invited to contact me to become a contributor to New Anthropocene as well.
New Anthropocene encourages all thoughtful, stimulating debate about the topic material offered. What will not be tolerated will be off topic or misinformation. We certainty do not expect all reader to agree with all said and cherish valid criticism in the pursuit of approaching the new era with as much wisdom and forethought as possible.
While no comments will be blocked or moved under the alfoil hat as of 2013, I would hope readers can maintain the following guidelines.