Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch

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Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch

Postby vivian maxine on August 20th, 2016, 9:22 pm 

That is if the proposed name passes muster with the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of London.

Scientific American, in the September 2016 issue, has put together a series of thoughts about our future based on nine questions.

1. What mark will we leave on the planet? (what we have done with plastic, concrete, black carbon, plutonium, carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide - some rather startling facts here)
2. How will climate change us?
3. Who will prosper and who will fall behind?
4. Will civil society endure?
5. Will we control our genetic destinies?
6. Will we defeat aging?
7. If we could, would we want to live forever?
8. How long will we last?
9. Can we trust our own predictions?

I have only read #1 but, if the rest are as well-written, they should be worth a reading.
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