The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet

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In The Anthropocene, environmental journalist Christian Schwägerl investigates our current ecological circumstances, and discovers something hopeful: that we already possess the scientific, philosophical, spiritual and governmental tools needed to correct our current trajectory toward a positive and sustainable future.
According to Schwägerl, “The Anthropocene is more than the sum of the parts of environmental havoc. It can be the arena in which humanity decides to wisely integrate into the planet’s workings, enriching itself by its actions as a result. Smart cities, cultivated life-forms and landscapes with a human-induced biodiversity, are examples of how we can create a positive geological record. Human creativity, community spirit and conscious thought can lead to changes that might make our species look back at current behavior as sheer ecological barbarism. We can go from today’s crises to an enlightened planet.”
Drawing on his own experiences and research as a journalist with rigorous scientific training, Schwägerl offers readers the means to envision and create realistic solutions to our current ecological crises. He shares a planetary vision of an attainable world that balances ecological sustainability, economic prosperity, political justice and cultural vibrancy.

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Christian Schwägerl is a Berlin-based journalist, author and biologist. After many years as a science and environment staff correspondent for Frankfurter Allgemeine Newspaper and DER SPIEGEL magazine, he now works as a freelance writer for GEO, Cicero and DIE ZEIT science magazine as well as other leading media. He is a past winner of the "Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism," and the "Econsense Journalism Award." Schwägerl is a co-creator and project leader of The Anthropocene Project, a three-year collaboration at Haus der Kulturen der Welt cultural center in Berlin.

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"This is a splendid introduction to the Anthropocene by one of its most eloquent celebrants."

-- Diane Ackerman, author of The Human Age

"...authorative and engaging. Read, enjoy and recommend..."
--Frank Oldfield, The Anthropocene Review

“...skillfully investigated, and an invitation to join a dawning Age of Humans, where our total responsibility is fundamental to life itself.” -- Prof. Dr. Reinhold Leinfelder, Former CEO of Berlin’s Museum of Natural History and advisor to the German government on global environmental change

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