RX For the Anthropocene? Anthropophilia! | Andrew Revkin | TEDxSchenectady

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Nov 21, 2016

Humanity’s astounding growth spurt is changing the climate, disrupting biology from the poles to the Equator and, for now, has left a couple billion people behind. Welcome to what a growing array of scientists are calling the Anthropocene – a geological age of our own making. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience covering global environmental challenges from the Amazon to the White House, The Hudson Valley to the North Pole, the journalist and author Andrew Revkin will argue that old top-down, finger-pointing approaches have mostly failed.

Andrew Revkin, the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, has been writing about environmental and social sustainability for more than three decades, from the Amazon to the White House to the North Pole, mainly for The New York Times. He has won the top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the assault on the Amazon rain forest, as well as three book chapters on science communication. At Pace, he teaches about online communication, environmental policy and documentary film. Drawing on his experience with his award-winning Times blog, Dot Earth, which Time Magazine named one of the top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin speaks to audiences around the world about paths to progress on a turbulent planet. Revkin, who lives in the Hudson Highlands, is also a performing songwriter and was a longtime accompanist for Pete Seeger.

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