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Johan Rockström: What it is like living in the Anthropocene?

Composite image of the Earth at night.

Composite image of the Earth at night. Credit: Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.

Presentation by Johan Rockström, in connection with the Switched on Nature hackathon, 5-6 December 2013.

The Anthropocene a geologic chronological term that marks the evidence and the extent of human activities having a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems.

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a new international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a joint initiative between Stockholm University, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The centre is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra.