Award-winning Anthropocene magazine releases its fourth issue

Anthropocene: Innovation in the Human Age, a publication of Future Earth, has released its fourth issue, “Natural isn’t what it used to be,” in print and online.

The latest issue of the award-winning magazine explores everything from hacking nature and harnessing artificial intelligence, to new advances in clean energy and lessening the environmental toll of death.

“We’ve assembled a cadre of premier writers to explore how our understanding of nature, and our connection to it, is shifting yet again—and how conservation might look very different in the twenty-first century than it did in the twentieth,” says Kathy Kohm, the magazine’s co-founder and Editor-in-Chief. “The Anthropocene demands that all of us, conservationists included, loosen our grip on how we think the future will unfold—and get creative.”

In this issue, David Quammen explores an epochal idea. What if evolution isn’t linear, as Charles Darwin proposed when he first sketched the tree of life? What if, instead of species’ passing their DNA to their offspring from one generation to the next, they are exchanging genes throughout their lifetimes?

Wayt Gibbs investigates how satellite surveillance technology is reframing our connection with nature in some of the same exhilarating and profoundly disturbing ways that social media reframed our connections with each other.

David Simpson asks, what if the key to saving wild biodiversity isn’t to show that it’s useful—rather, it’s to make it “useless?”

Anthropocene magazine a digital, print, and live magazine in which the world’s most creative writers, designers, scientists, and entrepreneurs explore how we can create a sustainable human age we actually want to live in. Their mission is to curate a global conversation about data, technology, and innovation that lead to solutions to the persistent environmental challenges of our time.

The first issue of Anthropocene was published in October 2016, where it debuted at the Habitat III, the largest summit on cities in United Nations history. The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation honored the second issue with its 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award. And in 2018, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education named Anthropocene a global bronze award winner of its 2018 Circle of Excellence awards program, recognizing for its second issue in the category of Special Constituency Magazine.

Anthropocene also posts online news on the latest advances in sustainability science four days a week. Sign up to receive Daily Science updates in your inbox here. Find out how you can become a member of Anthropocene magazine here.

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Kathy Kohm
Editor-in-Chief, Anthropocene Magazine
kathy.kohm@futureearth.org

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