02.07.2015 | Zukunftsblog | Natürliche Ressourcen

Von: Dr. Emily Eliza Scott, ETH Zürich | 2 Kommentare

Recently, paired events – a lecture by geographer Kathryn Yusoff and a colorful evening “slam” – took place, organized by the fledgling interdisciplinary group, Environmental Humanities Switzerland. Both explored the potential and limits of the “Anthropocene” thesis: the idea that we’ve entered a new geologic epoch wherein humans are actively altering Earth systems.

Sinkhole in downtown Guatemala City from May 2010, caused by the combination of destabilizing effects of tropical storm Agatha, subterranean urban sewage infrastructure, and loose volcanic substrate. (Photo: AP Photo/Guatemala’s Presidency, Luis Echeverria)

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