After 400 ppm – An Anthropocene Workshop

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014
After 400 ppm – An Anthropocene Workshop

After 400 ppm: Science, Politics, and Social Natures in the Anthropocene A workshop for junior scholars Rutgers University, March 27-28, 2014  Keynote speaker: Sarah Whatmore, Oxford University Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations now hover around 400 parts per million, a threshold that many scientists and environmentalists consider a path towards the catastrophic. At the same time, scholars […]

Cymene Howe to teach a spring course on “The Social Life of Clean Energy”

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013
Cymene Howe to teach a spring course on “The Social Life of Clean Energy”

The Social Life of Clean Energy Professor Cymene Howe Spring 2014 ANTH 332/532 & ENST 332/532 In May 2013 the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the atmosphere’s average daily level of carbon dioxide had exceeded 400 parts per million; this represents a density of heat-trapping gases that has not existed for at […]

A Cup of Coffee in Outer Space: A brief interview with Valerie Olson

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013
A Cup of Coffee in Outer Space: A brief interview with Valerie Olson

With so much attention to large-scale anthropogenic impacts on the environment, it is easy to forget that human presence is still marginal