Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say There is now compelling evidence to show that humanity’s impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and wildlife has pushed the world into a new geological epoch, according to a group of scientists. The question of whether humans’ combined environmental impact has tipped the planet into an “Anthropocene” – ending the current Holocene which began around 12,000 years ago – will be put to the geological body that formally approves such time divisions later this year. The new study provides one of the strongest cases yet that from the amount of concrete mankind uses in building to the amount of plastic rubbish dumped in the oceans, Earth has entered a new geological epoch. “We could be looking here at a stepchange from one world to another that justifies being called an epoch,” said Dr Colin Waters, principal geologist at the British Geological Survey and an author on the study published in Science on Thursday. “We [the public] are well aware of the climate discussions that are going on.
Documenting the American South: Open DocSouth What is DocSouth Data? Doc South Data provides access to some of the Documenting The American South collections in formats that work well with common text mining and data analysis tools. Documenting the American South is one of the longest running digital publishing initiatives at the University of North Carolina. Digital History Learning Community - Clayton State University Thank you for participating in this Internet Online Learning Community (OLC) through Clayton State University. By virtue of having enrolled in this course, you have joined a group of highly motivated, strongly disciplined, and extremely bright learners who enjoy working on their own and interacting with each other with a minimum of supervision. As an OLC member, you will not need to work any harder or longer in this course than in a "traditional" college class, but you will need to work differently. This course is designed to be goal-oriented towards self-directed problem solving. At the same time it retains the academic rigor and quality which have long distinguished educational activities at CSU.
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Public Domain It’s All Yours. Mix. Remix. Share. Bhopal Disaster On the night of December 2, 1984 a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India leaked methyl isocynate gas and other chemicals creating a dense toxic cloud over the region and killing more than 8,000 people in just the first few days. Take action right now to prevent a tragedy like Bhopal from ever happening again. Greenpeace is taking action 20,000 Letters, Manuscripts & Artifacts From Sigmund Freud Get Digitized and Made Available Online In his introduction to the 2010 essay collection Freud and Fundamentalism, Stathis Gourgouris defines fundamentalism as “thought that disavows multiplicities of meaning, abhors allegorical elements, and strives toward an exclusionary orthodoxy.” While there may be both religious and secular versions of such ideologies worldwide, we can trace the word itself to an Evangelical movement in the U.S., and to a set of beliefs that endures today among around a third of all Americans and has “animated America’s culture wars for over eighty years,” writes David Adams. The fundamentalist movement first took shape in 1920, just as Sigmund Freud wrote and published his Beyond the Pleasure Principle. It was in that book that Freud introduced the concept of the “death drive.”
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