[Marxism] The Arrogance of the Anthropocene - The Atlantic

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Aug 27 06:55:40 MDT 2019

So that’s what 180 million years of complete dominance buys you in the 
fossil record. What, then, will a few decades of industrial civilization 
get us? This is the central question of the Anthropocene—an epoch that 
supposedly started, not tens of millions of years ago, but perhaps 
during the Truman administration. Will our influence on the rock record 
really be so profound to geologists 100 million years from now, whoever 
they are, that they would look back and be tempted to declare the past 
few decades or centuries a bona fide epoch of its own?


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