Keys to Making It a Good Anthropocene
The Spring 2019 Aquatic Academy course focused on thriving in the Anthropocene and how to create a model of that success in California.
We are in the Anthropocene, the geologic epoch within which humans have become for the first time in our 200,000-year history a global force. We are a dominant force not only in changing Earth’s climate, but also the cycling of nutrients, the hydrologic cycle, and a number of ocean processes and phenomena. California is experiencing all of the major impacts and has the opportunity to develop a model of how to thrive in the Anthropocene that could serve not only other states, but also other nations. It would have great environmental and economic benefit to California.
In the second session held on March 13, 2019, speakers included Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel and Peter Kareiva, Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA.