GTI FORUM

Interrogating the Anthropocene: Truth and Fallacy

Panel 1

A Compelling
Narrative

Searching for
Solidarity

Maurie Cohen

Herman Daly

Intimations of
Transcendence

Olivier Hamant

Learning from
Nature

Clive Hamilton

Science Against
Ideology

Debbie Kasper

The Power of a
Unifying Story

Heikki Patomäki

The Shaping of Our
Historical Moment

Stephen Purdey

Anthropos and
Human Agency

Mimi Stokes

Bending the
Dramatic Arc

Pella Thiel

Nature’s Rights in a
Promethean World

Uchita de Zoysa

Mass Mobilization
Now

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Panel 2

A Misconceived
Narrative

Greg Anderson

Against
Anthropocentrism

Jeremy Baskin

Technofix and
Armageddon

Arturo Escobar

Transcending
Modernity

Richard Falk

Violence: Another
Existential Crisis

Lisi Krall

The Early Roots
of a Modern
Crisis

Fred Magdoff

Living in the
Capitalocene

Karl-Ludwig Schibel

Resisting an
Authoritarian
Paradigm

Erik Swyngedouw

Reasserting
Radical Politics

Martha Van Der Bly

Welcome to the
Gynocene

Tim Weiskel

Beware of
Dangerous
Metaphors

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Human activity has pushed Earth into a hostile new geological epoch, which scientists have christened “the Anthropocene.” This jolt to the planet also jolts the culture, sparking reconsideration of who we are, where we are going, and how we must act.

The question before this GTI Forum: If we care about building a decent future, how should we think about the Anthropocene? An opening essay offers answers, then two panels probe the lessons and limitations of the Anthropocene narrative.


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