Defiant earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene

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    Abstract

    Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth, bringing on a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. The stable environmental conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing.
    What does it mean to have arrived at this point, where human history and Earth history collide? Clive Hamilton argues we need to rethink everything. The modern belief that we are free beings making our own future by taking control of our environment is now indefensible. We have rendered the Earth more unpredictable and less controllable; a disobedient planet. And it’s too late to turn back the geological clock.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherAllen & Unwin
    Number of pages185
    ISBN (Electronic)9781925576818
    ISBN (Print)9781760295967
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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