Erle Ellis, author of "Life in the Anthropocene" - A Wisconsin Book/Science Festival Event

Friday, October 12th

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2 pm

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery - De Luca Forum

"Humanity's impact on the planet has been profound. From fire, intensive hunting, and agriculture, it has accelerated into rapid climate change, widespread pollution, and the mass extinction of species - changes that have left a mark in the geological record of the rocks. Yet, the proposal for a new unit of geological time - the Anthropocene Epoch - has raised debate far beyond geological circles. The Anthropocene has emerged as a powerful new narrative of the relationship between humans and nature."--Book flap.