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Anthropocene

We’re living in the “Anthropocene,” the age of large-scale human impact that many scientists believe constitutes a whole new epoch in the geologic timescale. In Anthropocene, a chorus of these scholars weighs in on whether our moment in the spotlight of Earth’s history will go down as a true tragedy, defined by its extinctions and upheavals, or just a dark comedy. Armed with this new way of looking at our own place in the universe, how can we work to remedy the ecological and climatic disasters we’ve wrought?

 

Directed by Steve Bradshaw and produced by Jenny Richards. Edited by Sotira Kyriacou.

 

*This 2016 Festival selection complements the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans series. For more information about this series, visit go.si.edu/ageofhumans.

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