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The Disaffected Lib: The Anthropocene, Think of It This Way

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon describes the Anthropocene, Earth’s new geological epoch this way: “We’re at the controls of planet Earth, but we’re not in control.“

True enough. We, mankind, are in the driver’s seat and we have the pedal to the metal only no one has taken the wheel.

Gazing over the countless transformations in . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Anthropocene, Think of It This Way

Things Are Good: You Can Now Eat Climate Data

Ice cream is delicious and now you can eat a brand new flavour of it made of climate data. Well, it’s more like existing flavours put together to symbolize data about our climate and how it’s changing. Jonathon Keats is the brain behind the project and he’s mixing the ice cream together to raise . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: You Can Now Eat Climate Data

The Disaffected Lib: The Point of No Return?

A friend sent me a link to a Rolling Stone article, “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares are Already Here.” It’s a relatively complete and accurate synopsis of the state of our climate-changed world today.  Fair warning – it’s a dismal read that you may find upsetting before you sit down to . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Point of No Return?

Things Are Good: We Are in the Anthropocene Epoch

Human civilization has undoubtedly changed the surface of the planet on a massive scale. There will be evidence of our civilization’s impact for millions of years to come. This may not strike you as good news considering it implies we’ve altered the planet in a way only nature itself could have done.

The good news . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: We Are in the Anthropocene Epoch

Things Are Good: Open-Access Science Growing in Reach

Many academic journals charge a subscription fee that is out of reach for the common person, which means that independent researchers and students are at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing information. Elementa aims to make research about the anthropocene era we’re in freely accessible for everyone.

Elementa follows the example of organizations . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Open-Access Science Growing in Reach