Anthropocene Stories

An Anthropocene Journey

The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, hopeless, hopeful time—duration and scope still unknown

Blurring Life’s Boundaries

Darwinian theory is based on the idea that heredity flows vertically, parent to offspring, and that life’s history has branched like a tree. Now we know otherwise: that the ‘tree' of life isn’t that simple.

Maps of the New World

How do we think about our future place in a geographically altered world? A map is a good place to start.

The Great Decoupling

The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.