- xii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Additional Authors
- Veland, Siri,
- Contents: Whose anthropocene? -- Urgency manifest -- Urgent policy -- Urgent governance -- Coexistence.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Is this the Anthropocene? The age in which humans have become a geological force, leaving indelible signs of their activities on the earth. The narrative of the Anthropocene so far is characterized by extremes, emergencies, and exceptions-a tale of apocalypse by our own hands. The sense of ongoing crisis emboldens policy and governance responses that challenge established systems of sovereignty and law. The once unacceptable-geoengineering technology, for example, or authoritarian decision making-are now anticipated and even demanded. In this book, Amanda Lynch and Siri Veland propose a reframing of the Anthropocene-seeing it not as a race against catastrophe but as an age of emerging coexistence with earth system variability.