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Living in the Anthropocene

Friday10/182:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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We are living in an era in which humanity has become the dominant force on earth. Dennis Dimick, former environment editor for National Geographic, will open the session with a provocative visual exploration of this new human age, and then join Erle Ellis, environmental scientist and professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Lynn Keller, professor of English and director of the Center for Culture, History and the Environment, to explore the scale and implications of humanity’s impact on earth and its systems.

Population has tripled in less than 70 years – from 2.5 billion in 1950 to more than 7.5 billion now – and our expanding presence and aspirations are profoundly changing the land, seas and atmosphere of our planet. What does that mean?

Join us at the Discovery Building for this Friday minisymposium. Preregistration is encouraged.

Event Details:

Event Category: Agriculture & Environment
Event Type: Lectures, Panels and Discussions
Target Age/Grade: Adults
Event Features: Featured Event Free Event Handicap Accessible Indoor Event Madison Public Transit Friendly
Admission: Free


UW-Madison (Discovery Building)
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States


Discovery Outreach
(608) 316-4382

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