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The Anthropocene and its Discontents

The Anthropocene is a term applied to the human created era since the industrial revolution. Much of DEA activity relates to the need to address the adverse consequences of this creation. In the helter-skelter of life in the Anthropocene many of my younger colleagues tell me that they prefer information to be presented to them in dot points. They can get the information quickly. They are missing something, intellectual life, the big picture, how humans fit into the ecological web and the philosophical basis for our profession.

All these are woven together in this learned address, a biohistorical perspective by DEA member Bryan Furnass. Thank you Bryan.

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