Cross-disciplinary responses to the Anthropocene.

The Anthropocene is defined by the realisation that human practices now ‘overwhelm the forces of nature’. While the sciences have widely documented the physical threats (including extreme weather events, sea level rise and species extinction), our focus centres on the cultural, social and political dimensions. Future health threats, resource conflicts, economic injustices and mass global migrations are all symptoms of the Anthropocene, and our task is to explore means of responding to these issues.

Despite robust scientific findings, climate change has been met with barrages of political denial both in Australia and abroad. As a result, it is becoming increasingly evident that a cross-disciplinary approach to the Anthropocene environmental crisis is crucial and socio-cultural and scientific action must proceed hand in hand.

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