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Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans

  • Fairlington Community Center 3308 South Stafford Street Arlington, VA, 22206 United States (map)

Interested in the unprecedented impacts humans are having on the natural world?  Please join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) for a free talk with the co-editor of “Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans,” John Kress, curator of botany at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.  “We live in a world dominated by humans,” Elizabeth Kolbert states in the foreword.  Citing rapidly changing climate, reduced freshwater aquifers, disappearing forests, and record creature extinction rates, Kolbert asks what we should do with this knowledge.  “Living in the Anthropocene” presents 32 original essays, across many disciplines, to help answer this challenge.  John Kress co-edited this book with an Afterword by E.O. Wilson. ASNV is co-sponsoring this program.

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