Exiting The Anthropocene and Entering The Symbiocene.

Exiting The Anthropocene It has been proposed that humans are now living within a period of the Earth’s history appropriately named ‘The Anthropocene’ (Crutzen and Stoermer 2000). The name is derived from the observed human influence and indeed dominance of all climatic, biophysical and evolutionary processes occurring at a planetary scale. The issue is not

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Sumbiocracy

Sumbiocracy Democracy is, by definition, anthropocentric, and capable only of partial answers to human-biased questions concerning the body politic. That human bias is now revealed as its greatest weakness as the multiple crises enveloping the planet require global answers that must incorporate non-human life in all of its forms. In addition to that fundamental flaw,

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Topoaversion

(topos = place), (aversion = 1590–1600;   Latin āversiōn-  (stem of āversiō ), equivalent to āvers ( us ) turned away ( see averse) + -iōn- -ion) [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/aversion] The feeling that you do not wish to return to a place that you once loved and enjoyed when you know that it has been irrevocably changed

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