Film: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

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Date(s) - 2/22/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Blue Hill Public Library

Blue Hill Public Library will host a screening of the film, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch on Tuesday, February 25th at 1:00 PM. Although it is part of a monthly film series being held in conjunction with the discussion series, “New Thinking in the Anthropocene,” anyone is welcome to attend.

The film is a “stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet.” It follows the research of an international body of scientists, the “Anthropocene Working Group,” who argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene in the mid-20th century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. Epochs are defined by phenomena that are recognizable in geological deposits across wide areas, such as the nuclear fallout from the atom bomb testing in the 1940’s, which is now a marker horizon in marine sediments all over the world.

This event is sponsored by the library, there is no charge and everyone is welcome. For more information call the library at 374-5515.

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