Enter Anthropocene: Searching for signal in New Orleans

January 13th, 2020

Despite this quest to identify a formally recognized boundary, perhaps uncertainty is the most effective means of furthering societal recognition of the complexities of human impact.

Drawing upon his experience of Anthropocene Working Group meeting sessions that coincided with the Anthropocene River Campus in November 2019, geologist and cartographer Andrew Gustin for Temporary continent. reflects upon the benefits and drawbacks of the primary and secondary indicators the AWG is exploring as part of its ongoing work to define the beginning of the Anthropocene epoch. Despite this quest to identify a formally recognized boundary, Gustin suggest that it is perhaps uncertainty which is the most effective means of furthering societal recognition of the complexities of human impact.