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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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. What would it be? 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 mankkind Humans seen geologically, with all the strange effects of scale, distancing, and ghostliness that that must entail.

The main text runs to words, in six paragraphs and thirty sentences. Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. As part of a geolohy 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. On the one hand: It takes up one page, page 23, of the January 3, issue of Nature.


Geology of mankind.

The article shows that the use of such signifiers is necessary to define sustainability in all its complexity. The Discursive Constitution of Ocean Sustainability. On the other hand: 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 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. This site uses cookies.

That suggests the possibility of a fascinating counter-factual. Crutzen does write about climate change lf about ice layers, but there will be nothing about rocks or about fossils in his words. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Geology of mankind

Two of the positions that Crutzen takes there have become famous, or in some circles notorious, among writers on the Anthropocene. There have been eighteen new citations already this month. The issue is the first part of volumeor issue no. In contrast to the old geology, in which humankind was only an observer, this is a new geology of which we are also the producers.


The earth subordinated to humanity. A third thing worth noting about the title: And would it still be getting cited once a day in the scholarly literature come ?

The Twilight of Mankind: A state of the physical world produced by the human species collectively. Progress of computer potential of mankind as the basis for a new model of the universe. All this goes with the form in which Crutzen was writing. 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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