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 our prosperity. 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 for people ready to face our responsibly and discuss the often uncomfortable topics.
If you have any ideas, or wish to contribute, you can submit posts here.
Situated in Victoria, Australia, I have a background in ecology, atmospheric / meteorological monitoring and analysis as well as web / graphic design.
On New Anthropocene, my main interest is scientific accuracy and arguing for sound policies so that we can hope to obtain the best quality lives for our species. My work is entirely my own and does not reflect that of my employer nor does it endorse a particular political party.
I have a strong applied science background and am always open to discussions about providing assistance with a broad range of environmental projects (technical as well as promotional / advocacy). If you would like to explore options of collaboration / business, feel free to check out my LinkedIn page or use the post submission box to engage with me directly.
Examples of my published work
A Viking Legacy and Australian Cuisine
Solutions Journal, November 13, 2013
Climate change by any name is economics
Independent Australia, May 28, 2014
Reading the crazy illogical Turnbull-Jones-Bolt brouhaha
Climate Spectator, June 6, 2014
Will the Opposition’s Direct Action Plan work?
The Conversation, February 27, 2013
Where are all the green jobs in Australia?
Independent Australia, January 13, 2014
Keep the tax, ditch the ‘mandate’
Climate Spectator, December 6, 2013
Efficiency is Truly Virtuous: Planning Prosperity
Sustainable Cities Collective, May 10, 2011
Sustainable Growth Not as We Know it
Sustainable Cities Collective, May 17, 2011
How Greenwashing Really Can Make a Difference
Sustainable Cities Collective, May 12, 2011
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.