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Space

For our last evening lecture, we were fortunate enough to hear from the head of the Smithsonian, Roger D. Launius. Initial leaps in space exploration originated in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Soviet… Continue Reading →

Humans Commercializing Nature, and the Backfires from Manipulating with Nature

During the Student Poster Session, I had walked around to see a few posters, but some that two posters that especially stood out to me were on the topic of “humans commercializing nature” (by Jessica) and “the backfires from manipulating… Continue Reading →

Narcissism To The Human Condition

Homo sapiens as a species evolved approximately one hundred thousand years ago, as the next logical step succeeding Homo erectus. According to evolutionary theory we as a species were most adapted to survive in those conditions. Why then have we continues to… Continue Reading →

Tomato Tomahto

One of the presenters investigated what Allenby and Sarewitz termed Level 1 and Level 2 technologies. These are technology itself (e.g. phone, Facebook, polio cure, etc. ) and the networks necessary to make technology available on a mass scale respectively.

Anthropocene vs WeAreDestroyingThePlanet-ecene

The anthropocene; the era of human achievement, where man transcended nature and became THE dominant force on Earth. The anthropocene; the final epoch of Earth animate history where man transcended nature and DESTROYED the Earth.

A dinner with Ana carden-coyne

Just before many of us returned home for November break, I had the opportunity to sit down with Ana Carden-Coyne, a well known Manchester professor who was very interested in the effects of war on people. She had been putting… Continue Reading →

Since Kyoto

The Kyoto Protocol of 1997, formed by the UN committed states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The aim was to reduce greenhouse gases to “a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. The protocol was seen as… Continue Reading →

Changing the rules

At the recent COP21 2015 Paris Talks for reform on the environment, many developing countries felt short handed when it came to agreements on clean energy. India being one of the forerunners against forcing countries away from coal onto cleaner… Continue Reading →

Unnatural Art

We celebrate nature in are all the time, most memorably during the Impressionist movement in the late 19th century. This movement followed the industrial revolution that arguably was the start of the Anthropocene. During this period human population increased drastically… Continue Reading →

Plumwood’s model

Anthropocene, as Professor Jim Fleming recalled during the very first lecture, has been proposed as the name of that geological epoch that is the period of Earth history during which humans have decisive influence on the state, dynamics and future… Continue Reading →

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