Podcast: Dr. David Grinspoon on the Anthropocene
April’s “Beer with BMSIS” podcast features a conversation with Dr. David Grinspoon on The Human Role in Earth Evolution: Will the Anthropocene be an Event, An Epoch or a Transition?
Dr. Grinspoon describes how the activities of human civilization have grown to such a scale that they are beginning to have an impact on the planetary system and the geologic record. He considers the implications of this notion of the “Anthropocene” and some possible directions for the future of humanity. Dr. Grinspoon spans a range of topics covering aspects of history, geology, astronomy, and philosophy, and the podcast closes with a vibrant discussion of where to go next.