CARTA: Human Origins and Humanity’s Future: Past, Present and Future of the Anthropocene with Mark Moffett, Charles Kennel & Martin Rees

4/4/2022; 50 minutes

Speakers Mark Moffett, Charles Kennel and Martin Rees discuss humanity's past, present and future of the Anthropocene. Moffett examines the effects of the most aggressive ants on the environment, arguing that certain invasive species resemble humans in their capacity for global conquest and environmental destructiveness. Kennel speaks about the connections between past and present human exploitation of the environment, the coming crisis of the Anthropocene and what we humans can do to alleviate the crisis. Rees explores potential utopian and dystopian futures for humans on Earth. (#37934)

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