The Anthropocene: Documentary Repeat


How will our descendants remember us? Perhaps as the forefathers and foremothers who created a whole new geological epoch. That's assuming there will be anyone to remember -- The Anthropocene. We introduce you to the Age of Man in our documentary.

Part Two of The Current

The Anthropocene: Documentary Repeat

The earth is estimated to be about 4.6 Billion years old, a time divided by scientists into different geological epochs. The past two hundred years may represent something new to the planet.

People in the 18th century would barely recognize the earth their descendants now inhabit. Sprawling cities, re-routed rivers, leveled forests, giant mines. The planet is hot, the ice caps slushy, the ozone layer perforated. Some say people have made their own epoch ... that we're leaving the Holocene ... for a new and unpredictable geological period.

Our documentary The Anthropocene was produced by The Current's Chris Wodskou. It first aired last September.

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