Field Guide to the Anthropocene

Jason Anthony
News and views from a changing planet
Created 11 Mar 2021
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  • Road Ecology
    01 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 0 2
    Hello everyone: This week in curated Anthropocene news, I have three recommendations: 1) Guess what? They Knew: The US Federal Government's Fifty-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis, from MIT Pres...
  • 2.4 Per Second, a Million Every Five Days
    24 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 0 4
    Hello everyone: First, a housekeeping note: It’s come to my attention that readers have tried to respond to my posts by replying to my emailed essays. Until now, that hasn’t worked. Those emails disap...
  • Rash Decisions
    17 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Hello everyone: This week’s writing – my first dive into the heart of the Anthropocene, human population – has been upended by a tick and its treatment. I simply haven’t had the time or energy I need ...
  • Neither Alone Nor Unacknowledged
    10 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    Hello everyone: For this week’s curated Anthropocene news, I want to enthusiastically point you to two brilliant, wonderful essays: Willkommlangea reticulata 1) “What Slime Knows” in Orion by Lacy M. ...
  • Still Digging
    03 Sep 2021 • 14 min read • 1 3
    Hello everyone: This week in curated Anthropocene news, I have 1) an award-winning short documentary from India about cement factories’ swath of destruction; 2) A burning question: Should we name heat...
  • Underland
    27 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    Hi all: This week in curated Anthropocene news, I’m reducing the homework load as a way of especially recommending two essays which cut deeply into our tendency to hope rather than act. The first is a...
  • Good Efforts and Good News
    19 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Heather and I are away on an island here in Maine this week, right where we want to be: unplugged, off-grid, on the water, and beyond reach. I’m setting this week’s newsletter to launch automatically ...
  • U.N. IPCC AR6 WG1
    13 Aug 2021 • 12 min read
    Hello everyone: This week in curated Anthropocene news, I’ve got 1) an op-ed on why reducing population is no longer about avoiding ecological crisis, 2) a reality check on the ballyhooed effort by bi...
  • Lands of Ghosts
    06 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 1 2
    Hi everyone: This week in other news I’ve got 1) adventures in rewilding, including an armadillo obstacle course, 2) the threat of deep-sea mining, 3) an increase in illegal land-grabs of indigenous t...
  • Shopping for A Younger, Virginal Earth
    30 Jul 2021 • 11 min read • 2 2
    Hi everyone: In this week’s Other Earth-Shattering News, I’ve got stories about 1) Maine’s new law to charge companies to cover recycling costs, 2) the science behind the idea that all matter may have...
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