Consensus Science: Anthropocene Edition

Guest “This would actually be science by voting” by David Middleton In my most recent post addressing the Anthropocene, one commentator became obsessed with the fact that in order for…

Anthropocene: human-made materials now weigh as much as all living biomass, say scientists

Now a new study in Nature by a team of scientists from the Weizman Institute in Israel upends that perspective. Our constructions have now – indeed, spookily, just this year…

The Shortest Book Ever Written

Guest “the Anthropocene doesn’t exist” by David Middleton Hat tip to Joel O’Bryan… The full text is available on ResearchGate… I didn’t bother to read it because the Anthropocene is…

A Science Journalist Nails the Anthropocene

Guest “attaboy” by David Middleton A small ray of sunshine in the dismal swamp of science journalism from, of all places, The Atlantic… The Anthropocene Is a JokeOn geological timescales,…

Anthropocene: “it will be the rocks that have the final say” about this fake word.

Guest geology by David Middleton The fake geologic epoch known as the “Anthropocene” just won’t die… It’s like a zombie from a bad science fiction movie. NEWS FEATURE  06 AUGUST 2019…

UPenn: The word “Anthropocene” is a Dangerous Generalisation which Ignores White Male Colonial Capitalist Guilt for Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to University of Pennsylvania climate communicator Hanna Morris, use of the word “Anthropocene” facilitates disregard for the disproportionate suffering of indigenous peoples, and encourages…

Fake Science: “The Anthropocene Is Coming to Mars”… From Where?

Guest ridiculing of a professor by David Middleton The Anthropocene Is Coming to Mars Humans are about to extend their influence to a second world. By Dirk Schulze-Makuch airspacemag.com January…

New Holocene geological subdivisions. The Anthropocene nowhere to be found.

by Javier The collapse of ancient civilizations defines the latest period. The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) has announced that the proposal by the International Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (ISQS)…

"Welcome to the Fabulous Anthropocene!"

Guest commentary by David Middleton Just to demonstrate that the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) maintains an open mind about things, I thought I would share an recent AAPG…