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These Eye-Opening Photos Show The Impact Of Humans On The Environment

By Kate Bubacz | BuzzFeed News | Edward Burtynsky, a legendary landscape photographer, has spent the past three decades looking at how resources are used and the impact of humans on the environment around the globe. He collaborated with Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal on his newest project, Anthropocene, which combines scientific research with film,…

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How the Arts Might Help us Grapple with Climate Change

What on Earth – CBC Radio 1 | When Omar El Akkad wrote his 2017 dystopian novel American War, about a second U.S. civil war after land loss due to climate change, he considered it a “deliberately grotesque” view of a possible future on a degraded planet. But just three years later, the Egyptian-Canadian author says his climate…

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Anthropocene

By Anne-Marie Hoeve | 5 Media —  Welcome to scenes from the Anthropocene – the first geological epoch where man has taken over from nature in defining the outcome of the planet. In an epic journey around the world, photographer Edward Burtynsky has crossed countries and continents to capture the colossal impact of our actions.…

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Interactive climate change tool shows Canadians the results of our actions

Daily Hive RBC Tech for Nature is a multi-year, global initiative by the RBC Foundation dedicated to preserving the planet’s greatest wealth — our natural ecosystem. It supports new ideas, technologies, and partnerships to address and solve pressing environmental challenges. As time goes on, it’s clear that the impact we’re leaving on Earth is concerning — and that…

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Canadian Geographic Éducation lance une initiative en ligne pour impliquer les millions d’élèves qui s’isolent

Mushin Market Intersection, Lagos, Nigeria 2016. A detail crop of one of Edward Burtynsky's photographs, from The Anthropocene Project

OTTAWA, le 31 mars 2020 – En réponse à un besoin urgent de ressources éducatives en ligne, la Société géographique royale du Canada (SGRC) lance la #SalleDeClasseVirtuelle de Canadian Geographic Éducation, laquelle offrira des ressources éducatives bilingues gratuites à tous les Canadiens en vue de soutenir les enseignants, les parents et les élèves qui s’isolent…

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[PRESS RELEASE] Canadian Geographic Education launches online initiative to reach millions of self-isolating students

OTTAWA, March 31, 2020 – In response to an urgent need for online educational resources, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) is launching Canadian Geographic Education’s #OnlineClassroom, which will offer its free, bilingual learning tools to all Canadians to support teachers, parents and students isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Our new #OnlineClassroom provides…

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Review: The Planet Enters a New, Uncertain Era in Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

By Steve Prokopy | Third Coast Reviews 3.5/4 ★ As difficult as it is to imagine, the Earth’s condition—both in terms of climate and physical characteristics—is not more a result of human shaping and interference than forces of nature. Everything from climate change, mass animal extinctions, strip mining, and countless other ways to ravage the…

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Elizabeth Jacobson reviews Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, film by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky

Terrain.org In Questions, Stephen Hawking notes that in January 2018 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock forward two minutes to midnight. It’s the Journal’s measurement of the imminence of catastrophe—military or environmental—facing our planet. The clock’s ticking toward midnight means that the Holocene epoch, which correlates with the expansion and effects of the human species…

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[PRESS RELEASE] The Anthropocene Education Program

Royal Canadian Geographical Society-The Anthropocene Education Program

Art-inspired program uses high tech to raise awareness of the planet’s environmental stress points and encourage sustainable actions in the face of a plastics crisis OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – Many students are unaware that common, everyday activities place a demand on the natural world: from buying and consuming food, to throwing out plastic waste in the…

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This Stunning Exhibition Examines Humankind’s Impact on Earth

Anthropocene, a radical multisensory media exhibit, runs through January 5 at MAST Foundation. By Gabriella Golenda | Metropolis Magazine In the exhibition Anthropocene, there are aerial photos of a snow-dusted open-pit coal mine in Wyoming, a sawmill cutting its way through deteriorating lowland rainforests of Nigeria, and heliostat mirrors in a sublime formation at a solar…

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Ep. 4 — ‘Anthropocene’: Naming the climate crisis

TVO’s Word Bomb As the Earth responds ever more rapidly to human activity, a controversial group of scientists is proposing that we’ve entered a new epoch: the age of the Anthropocene. Pippa and Karina sit down with earth scientists and a documentary filmmaker [Nicholas de Pencier] to talk about how the crisis is packaged and…

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How Humans Have Changed the Earth’s Geology

Brut Media Humans are a relatively new addition to the earth, but we have changed geology more than any natural force. This epoch is called anthropocene — and it might be the last one. These changes to nature, caused by human alteration and are supported by overwhelming evidence, are referred to as the Anthropocene. “The…

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29 Cameras and 203 Hours of Footage Later, This Haunting Movie Exists

Emily Buder | No Film School Anthropocene: The Human Epoch directors and cinematographers unpack the ambitious scale of the visually-stunning and perennially haunting project. It’s fitting that Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, a film that attempts to convey the massive impact of humanity on the earth’s landscapes, would require such a large-scale production. The film’s three directors —…

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INTERVIEW: ‘Anthropocene’ doc examines reengineering of planet Earth

By John Soltes | Hollywood Soapbox The human footprint on planet Earth has proved to be destructive and life-changing. In fact, increasingly it has become fatal, for both flora and fauna in the world, and the new documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch details the ravages upon the natural world by the most powerful species spread throughout the…

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