#33c3 – best of chaos communication congress 2016 (part 6)

Video: Welcome to the Anthropocene? – (Did) We Accidentally a New Geological Epoch(?)

Speaker KaLeiMai (slides here) argues that humans have shaped geological formations for thousands of years, have extincted many big mammals on every piece of earth they ever set their feet on, and have – more recently – polluted the air, distributed nuclear waste and its immissions, advanced climate change a.s.o.

Stratigrapical research has shown that ever since the last ice age human impact has changed the world in a sense that it seems to be reasonable to change the name of the epoch from Holocene to Anthropocene. KaLeiMai presents diffent proposals from inside the stratigraphical research community about this interdisiciplinary approach to scale time periods, to agree about names and the voting that has already happened inside the community.

Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic

A sail to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by Vice.
Have we already poisoned our wells and our food chains?
Have we already wasted the planet?
Have we already lost it?
Is the waste ever to be controlled again?

Midway Island, USA, North Pacific Ocean

A film by Chris Jordan