The human population curve is on the move
Demography teaches an important lesson about population explosions: they are always temporary
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.
The Anthropocene: Paul Crutzen’s Epochal Legacy
He came to science late in his life, helped to preserve the Earth’s protective ozone, and fundamentally changed our views of nature and ourselves
Cutting Loose the Climate Future from the Carbon Past
Geoengineering demands a new way of looking at the world—one that can be troubling.
The Climate Change Apocalypse Problem
Thinking about apocalypse, like thinking about one’s own death, is not something that most of us have much enthusiasm for
The Circular Economy Made Real
In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.
How to Die in The Anthropocene
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
On Wizardly Prophets and Prophetic Wizards
Ted Nordhaus reviews The Wizard and The Prophet by Charles Mann
A Symbol for The Anthropocene
There could be more than 60 billion of them on the planet
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.