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Thinking on Monday: Adventures in the Anthropocene – A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made

21st January 2019 · 7:30pm

Main Hall | Virtual event

 Thinking on Monday: Adventures in the Anthropocene – A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made

Join Gaia Vince for the first talk in the Thinking on Monday series.

We live in epoch-making times. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing into the Anthropocene – the Age of Humans.

Gaia Vince decided to travel the world at the start of this new age to see what life is really like for the people on the frontline of the planet we’ve made. From artificial glaciers in the Himalayas to painted mountains in Peru, electrified reefs in the Maldives to garbage islands in the Caribbean, Gaia found people doing the most extraordinary things to solve the problems that we ourselves have created.

These stories show what the Anthropocene means for all of us – and they illuminate how we might engineer Earth for our future.

Gaia’s talk marks the reissue of her award winning book Adventures in the Anthropocene which will be available on the night from Newham Bookshop.

Doors 7.15pm. Start 7.30 pm.

Entry £8, £4 concessions (free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members, who should book these tickets in advance.

Event is subject to capacity, without exceptions. Space will be reserved for ticket holders.

Brockway Room (Ground floor – accessible. Induction loop audio).

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