The Anthropocene

 /  Jan. 31, 2016, 2:22 p.m.


Climate change is more than just a threat to the global environment. It is the harbinger of a historical era fundamentally different from anything human beings have ever experienced: an era characterized by unprecedented ethical dilemmas, political conflict, and social disruption.

Through blending academic and journalistic writing, the Gate’s “The Anthropocene” will cover myriad angles of the climate crisis. It will investigate the political, social, and economic causes, ethical implications, and potential solutions to anthropogenic warming on a local, national, and global scale, provoking questions about how institutional power led us to this dire situation.

“The Anthropocene” will aim to create a better understanding of our contemporary historical period, in which humans must grapple with our self-inflicted threats.

Jonathan Guy is a third-year in the College majoring in political science and philosophy.

Sam Zacher is a fourth-year in the College majoring in political science and economics.

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Sam Zacher