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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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 developed?

Humans seen geologically, with all the strange effects of scale, distancing, and ghostliness that that must entail. All this goes with the form in which Crutzen was writing.

Geology of mankind.

The article shows that the use of such signifiers is necessary to define sustainability in all its complexity. The Twilight of Mankind: And would it still be getting cited once a day in the scholarly literature come ?

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The second is not. On the other hand: That suggests the possibility of a fascinating counter-factual.


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. 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.

On the one hand: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Progress of computer potential of mankind as the basis for a new model of the universe. As part of a search 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.

The Discursive Constitution of Ocean Sustainability. Revisiting the J-Curve for Japan. A state of the physical world produced by the human species collectively.

A third thing worth noting about the title: 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. The main text runs to words, in six paragraphs and thirty sentences.


Two of the positions that Crutzen takes there have become famous, or in some circles notorious, among writers on the Anthropocene. The earth subordinated to humanity. Crutzen does write about climate change and about ice layers, but there will be nothing about rocks or about fossils in his words.

The issue is the first part of volumeor issue no. Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. 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. A law of nature?

On Terra Incognita: Crutzen’s “Geology of mankind” (part 1)

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. There have been eighteen new citations already this month.

This site uses cookies. Advances in Applied SociologyVol. It takes up one page, page 23, of the January 3, issue of Nature. What would it be? geplogy