The Anthropocene: The Promise and Pitfalls of an Epochal Idea

Jason deCaires Taylor's underwater sculpture "Anthropocene." Photograph by Jason deCaires Taylor.

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  1. Pete Swanepoel says:

    “We are as gods” – I can just imagine all the wrong heads nodding and all the right heads looking alarmed . . .

  2. Mandy Martin says:

    Thanks for the motivational piece Rob, I fear that as an atheist from Australia, I shouldn’t quote the bible , particularly in the USA but Corinthians 13:2 springs to mind, ” and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing”

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