Studying the Anthropocene
Studying the Anthropocene
By Jess Chatfield / filmsforaction.org
Jul 13, 2015

Scientist, writers, and scholars have stirred up a new movement in regards to the Earth's environmental changes. Apparently thinkers of this kind believe that the climate changes over a period of time rates our environment with a new name. The Earth's history and its unique current geological stage in time is being referred to as the "Anthropocene" also known as the "Age of Us".

Colleges and Universities are going to be sponsoring courses for the inter-disciplinary charting of the Anthropocene which will include degree programs and other initiatives that are related as well. This is being done in order to allow the faculty, staff, and the students to make needed connections to further help the rest of the campus community understand the uncertainties and the extent of the Age of Us.

To take away the tensions of these uncertainties, and bring to light the problems it has brought with time, it is important to gain the experience and acquire the skills that will give us more opportunities to help our cultures. The societies abilities to rebuild in order to debate, discuss, and participate in these collectible decisions will be invested in by the colleges and universities and their communities.

To get sponsors for the public forums, film screenings, and journalistic initiatives, including political groups and convening stakeholders to work with media partners and philanthropic founders will re-enforce our society along with their regions and their local states. With the help of colleges, universities and connecting our society and media it will bring a higher understanding of "Anthropocene" or "Age of Us" through collaboration.

Humanities of the Environment

Together, along with many other colleagues and Kathleen Dean Moore of Oregon State University the 2010 paper was written. It covered several subjects, one was the problems of our climate changes, which made it necessary for students to put forth more effort in multi-disciplinary, bringing all four of the major academic disciplines together. Explaining the challenges, we wrote how bringing different disciplinary cultures together to collaborate could accomplish what doing alone could not.

Science provides us with data to help us understand things better, helping us make predictions. Religion and philosophy teaches us to recognize right from wrong and the important things, social science gives us data filled with theories teaching us to make decisions and choices, and communication and creative arts gives stories that inspire promoting self reflection, reinforcing our actions.

There was a 2011 paper by Mike Hulme of Kings College London that was close in similarity, it was seeking a higher education, but for an agenda with distances between different university making it more narrowed in cultures.

Further research:

The Anthropocene: Views from the Humanities

Research Paper Experts at Papers4.sale

Re-Build Our Social Civic Capacity

In the 2014 paper there was mention of the towns and regions, as well as the local cities that surrounds colleges and universities being effective to set communication experiments on initiatives on our choices about the Anthropocene. Conditions can be generated through certain activities to make changes in our national politics.

The interdisciplinary degree programs demonstrate how universities are willing to help society with developing the skills, leaders, tools, collaborations, and forums needed to a new beginning on our refreshed planet.
 

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