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An ecological crisis reflects a crisis of the man. At the roots of the Anthropocene

This conference, moderated by a specialist in the history of climate and the environment, will help to better understand the interactions between environmental changes and changes in societies.

Of all the issues facing men at the beginning of the 21st century, climate change is certainly one of the most important. It asks us directly about the realities of climate change in progress and its consequences on a global scale. But the climate issue is only one of the facets of an ecological crisis that is affecting all the Earth’s ecosystems today and on which we are alerting the international scientific community to a growing urgency: a demographic explosion mass extinction of species, artificialisation of natural spaces and pollution of ecosystems.
All these elements invite us to reflect on the origin of the processes at work and on the trajectory that this ecological crisis draws not only for nature but also for our societies.

Michel Magny is Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS, CNRS silver medalist in 2006, specialist in climatic and environmental changes and their interactions with the history of societies since the Last Glacial Maximum.

An ecological crisis reflects a human crisis. At the roots of the Anthropocene
Little Kursaal, Besançon
September 23, 2019, 8 pm
Free admission,
General public

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