The text was first published as: Paul J. Crutzen: Geology of mankind—The Anthropocene. Nature, , The permission to republish. As I write, Paul Crutzen’s “Geology of mankind” has citations on Google Scholar. There have been eighteen new citations already this. em>Paul J. Crutzen assesses the environmental impact of humans during the past three centuries and argues that a daunting task lies.

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Crutzen does write about climate change and about ice layers, but there will be nothing about rocks or about fossils in his words.

What would it be? The Twilight of Mankind: The issue is the first part of volumeor issue no.

On Terra Incognita: Crutzen’s “Geology of mankind” (part 1) – Made Ground

In contrast to the old geology, in which humankind was only an observer, this is a new geoloogy of which we are also the producers. As part of a search for political responses to protect and conserve marine ecosystems, this study explores the discourse on ocean affairs with a special emphasis on the articulation of the concept of sustainability.

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The article shows that the use of such signifiers is necessary to define sustainability in all its complexity. Two of the positions that Crutzen takes there have become famous, or in some circles notorious, among writers on the Anthropocene.


This site uses cookies. Humans seen geologically, with all the strange effects of scale, distancing, and ghostliness that that must entail. A state of the physical world produced by the human species collectively. A law of nature? If the title was in fact chosen by an anonymous sub-editor rather than by Crutzen himself, and if that editor had happened to make a different choice, how differently might the debate about the Anthropocene epoch subsequently have developed? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It helps to explain the practice of institutions in rephrasing existing objectives and activities in compliance with sustainability without really changing their business as usual approach.

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That suggests the possibility of a fascinating counter-factual. On the other hand: There have been eighteen new citations already this month.

Drawing on the discourse theory of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, it is argued that post structuralism offers important insights on the construction of the discourse on maritime-related affairs. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Progress of computer potential of mankind as the basis for a new model of the universe.


And would it still be getting cited once a day in the scholarly literature come ? The paper concludes with an estimation of how useful it is to adhere to sustainability in ocean affairs especially in view of the complexity, uncertainty and continuous change of marine ecosystems.

Geology of mankind

The Discursive Constitution of Ocean Sustainability. Advances in Applied SociologyVol. It takes up one page, page 23, of the January 3, issue of Nature. Suppose you were asked to prepare your own introduction to the Anthropocene, for absolute beginners, — words long, with a single-digit list of further reading, a picture in the bottom left corner and a thirty-word pull quote in the top right.

The main text runs to words, in six paragraphs and thirty sentences. The earth subordinated to humanity. Mankindd this goes with the form in which Crutzen was writing. On the one hand: The second is not. A third thing worth noting about the title: Revisiting the J-Curve for Japan.