By Gaia Vince
We stay in epoch-making instances. The adjustments we people have made in fresh many years have altered our international past something it has skilled in its 4.6 billion-year heritage. hence, our planet is expounded to be crossing into the Anthropocene – the Age of people.
Gaia Vince determined to trip the area initially of this new age to work out what existence is admittedly like for the folks at the frontline of the planet we’ve made. From synthetic glaciers within the Himalayas to painted mountains in Peru, electrified reefs within the Maldives to rubbish islands within the Caribbean, Gaia chanced on humans doing the main outstanding issues to resolve the issues that we ourselves have created.
those tales exhibit what the Anthropocene capability for we all – and so they remove darkness from how we'd engineer Earth for our future.
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