|Dr. David Grinspoon. (PHOTO: photosurgeon.net)|
Recently, there’s been a conversation rippling through the scientific community that threatens to destroy mankind’s self-perception as a higher order species once and for all: a debate over where and how to mark the official beginning of our species’ influence upon the planet.
It might seem obvious at this point that we’ve been an incredibly potent and dynamic force here for quite some time now, but marking exactly where that influence began is what will best allow us to determine when and if it will ever end, and if so, how.
Dr. David Grinspoon, a senior researcher at the Planetary Science Institute in Washington, DC and the author of Earth In Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future is one of the leading experts in this debate, and he joined me recently to explain what’s currently happening as the scientific community goes over the particulars of the Age of Man. But from here, perhaps we should call it by its proper name: the Anthropocene.
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House Band Of The Universe – Trip To The Sun
Dr. David Grinspoon and House Band Of The Universe performing "Trip To The Sun"
at the Denver Museum Of Nature & Science, July 9th, 2011.
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