Golden Spikes and The Great Acceleration: A Conversation with J.R. McNeill

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
Golden Spikes and The Great Acceleration: A Conversation with J.R. McNeill

  J. R. McNeill has been a prominent voice within the field of environmental history for many years, and his intellectual contributions have significantly shaped the discipline. McNeill is a member of the Anthropocene Working Group, a collection of scientists and scholars who formally recommended recognizing the Anthropocene—a new geological epoch in which human activity […]

The Beginning of the End of Growth: Donald Worster’s Shrinking the Earth

Posted on Aug 17, 2016
The Beginning of the End of Growth: Donald Worster’s Shrinking the Earth

  Generally, the discourse surrounding the contemporary environmental movement tends to fall within one of two rhetorical camps when considering the exploitation of natural resources. The first and more popular method adopted by scientists, intellectuals, and activists places emphasis on the deleterious effects of burning fossil fuels on vital earth systems; the argument goes, that […]