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WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE - AMSTERDAM GLOBAL FORUM

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New debate of Amsterdam Global Forum will take place on November 23rd.at 7pm.

Welcome to the Anthropocene!

According to some scientists human activity has replaced nature as the principal force shaping our planet. As a result, we stand at the dawn of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene or Age of Humans.

Unprecedented industrialization, pollution and commodification have derailed the Earth beyond the stable parameters of the Holocene as billions of people compete for resources.

The Anthropocene hypothesis necessarily implies that the proposed new epoch has supplanted the Holocene, Earth’s current epoch, which began about 10,000 B.C., after the Pleistocene epoch and the end of the last major ice age. Geological epochs have previously ranged in duration from about 2 million to 23 million years, so if the Holocene has abruptly been terminated after only a dozen millennia by human action, it would certainly be a deviation from geologic history.

We will explore the political impact and social repercussions of an ongoing debate which involves scientists, social theorists, and philosophers along with historians.

Is a realistic mobilization (movements for common goods, transition, degrowth, eco-socialism and many more) and a New Economic and Political System possible to mitigate the destruction and inequity of current industrial modernity?
What are the political, cultural and socio-economic implications? Anthropocene or Capitalocene?
Are we moving too fast from denial to fatalism? Is an empowering ethical response possible?
Or is it all about our perspective on the Earth that sees humans detached from it; a preference for technological solutions to environmental crises; and an assumption that humanity was unaware of its ecological crisis until its recent “awakening”?

Places are limited, please register by email to amsterdam.global.forum@gmail.com mentioning your professional background and interests if you are a new participant.
Location in Amsterdam will be confirmed to registered participants by email.
Free entrance.
Voluntary contributions for rented location are welcome.

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