The arrival of the Anthropocene — human dominance of the biological, chemical and geological processes of Earth — is already an undeniable reality. We humans have become the dominant force for change on planet Earth.
To avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences of this huge shift, we must transform the collective ways we perceive ourselves and our role within the Earth’s community of life. We must transform our shared human culture.
This blog explores the processes of cultural transformation that an epoch of global upheaval and radical uncertainty will demand. The links below will take you to short introductions to the blog’s central themes.
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The Anthropocene is the name scientists now give to this new geological era in which a single species has come to dominate the biological, chemical and geological processes on Earth. MORE…
At the start of the 21st century we are on the threshold of an epoch-making transition. MORE…
This four part model is offered as a tool to facilitate dialogue about the kinds of actions needed to transform of our globalised culture. MORE…
This stream of the blog invites readers to share their own stories of personal transition and to reflect on the relationship between their experiences and learnings and the bigger processes of cultural change within which they are embedded. MORE…