Our Own Geological Era

anthrocover_100-199x300What if what we call the natural world no longer really exists, and we live already in a world of our own creation?  There is growing evidence that human activity has triggered a new geological era.  Scientists are debating whether the evidence we leave behind in the layers of the earth will be plastic, nuclear isotopes, changed biomass indicators, or other things, but they agree that humans have actually changed the planet.  The question is – how do we take responsibility for that, and what can we do from this point on?  It’s a question that means a lot for Alaska, and it’s what we’re talking about on the next Talk of Alaska.

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HOST: Steve Heimel, Alaska Public Radio Network


  • Christian Schwagerl, author, “The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet”
  • Callers statewide


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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