2016 isn’t the culprit. The mythologies we’ve used as a global culture are collapsing around us. Where do we look to find new ones?
Rather than defining humanity as the destroyer of nature, the Anthropocene casts people in an affirmative, long-term role. It is neither about facing an ecological apocalypse, nor harking back to “the good old days.” It is about answering the question of what impact today’s population is having on the Earth in the years 2050, or 2500 or 25000.