08 May '12, 11am

Humans have been impacting the environment for centuries: Is it different now, in the 'Anthropocene?'

Humans have been impacting the environment for centuries: Is it different now, in the 'Anthropocene?'

Environmental historian Richard White will stop you right there. This contrast between a hike in the woods and a walk down the city streets, between Yosemite and your office cubicle, is not one of nature versus non-nature. People have lived in, worked in, and even burned these landscapes throughout history, White says, and the idea of pristine wilderness that is “untrammeled by man” — or so goes the Wilderness Act — is a myth. “Particularly with climate change,” he says, “we have now touched everything except maybe some of the deepest parts of the ocean.”

Full article: http://grist.org/pollution/re-whiting-history-richard-whi...

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