Welcome to this website on the Anthropocene

What is the Anthropocene?

Scientific definition : a new geological epoch

The Anthropocene was formalized in the scientific community in the early 2000s. It is the proposal of a new geological epoch characterized by the fact that mankind has become the main force of change on the Earth's surface, ahead of the geological forces that had prevailed until then (volcanic activity, plate tectonics, meteorites...).

Simple definition : our time and our space

In a broader sense, the Anthropocene is simply the world we live in, a world shaped by humans.

The time of awareness ?

The media coverage of biodiversity collapse and climate change has helped spread the idea that mankind has the power to disrupt planetary systems.

The Anthropocene is therefore, and above all, the collective recognition of our huge capacity to transform the Earth's surface. Today, this power is applied in the sense of a profound alteration of the living world and its substratum.

Changing the Anthropocene

With the world's population reaching 8 billion, we urgently need to reorient our action in order to enter a less destructive Anthropocene.

I hope this website will play a small part in that change, helping to raise awareness of what is undoubtedly the greatest challenge of our time.

Here you will find a wealth of information (photographs, graphs, key facts and figures) on the Anthropocene,  as well as in-depth articles on the subject.

Anthropocene infographic: key figures on human population, pollution, biological extinction
Anthropocene infographic: key figures on human population, pollution, biological extinction

Key figures of the Anthropocene

Articles

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