What will COVID-19 look like to geologists in the far future?

They will find minimal traces of the virus itself, but lots of PPE.

Jan Zalasiewicz, Professor of Palaeobiology, University of Leicester • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: geology covid-19 coronavirus anthropocene

Why the Anthropocene began with European colonisation, mass slavery and the 'great dying' of the 16th century

It marked the point when humans began to exert a geologically-huge influence on the environment.

Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at University of Leeds and, UCL • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: anthropocene colonialism colonisation

The age of stability is over, and coronavirus is just the beginning

The pandemic has exposed how vulnerable we are to unexpected climate shocks.

Wolfgang Knorr, Senior Research Scientist, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change coronavirus anthropocene wildfire locusts heatwave desert-locust

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