Anthropocene

Anthropocene

1 Million Species Are Threatened with Extinction Thanks to Humans, UN Report Says

A comprehensive United Nations report compiled by more than 450 researchers warns of a dire future for both humans and nature if business continues as usual.
Becky Ferreira
5.6.19
maps

Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992

Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
Becky Ferreira
12.1.18
Essays

Björk’s Beautiful 'Utopia' Is Hopeful in the Face of Decay

Björk Guðmundsdóttir has always worked together with nature, but on her new album, for the first time, she creates her own ecology. It's a stunning response to our ugly Anthropocene.
Lewis Gordon
12.10.17
Creators

How Plants Warn Each Other When They're Under Attack

A new installation explores the defence mechanisms nature has evolved to survive its greatest threat yet: humans.
Liberty Lawson
10.25.17
Stuff

The Perfect Moral Storm: Philosophers Respond to the Impending Anthropogenic Apocalypse

How do you love a planet while it disappears? What obligation do we have to a generation that hasn't been born yet?
Ava Kofman
5.31.15
the Earth Died Screaming Issue

Seven Projects Pushing the Boundaries of Biology

For millennia, humans have altered our planet by clearing land for cities and agriculture, hunting animals into extinction, and introducing invasive species into vulnerable ecosystems. What's our next trick going to be?
VICE Staff
5.14.15
Stuff

The New Issue of VICE Is All About the Chaos Humanity Is Inflicting on the Planet

Can we survive the coming changes to the environment?
VICE Staff
5.6.15
the Earth Died Screaming Issue

We’ve Damaged the Planet So Badly It’s Entering a New Epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene, a.k.a. the Age of Man, a.k.a. we're now in charge of Earth and we better take better care of it.
Robert Eshelman
5.6.15
Film

Welcome to the Anthropocene Charts 250 Years Of Humanity's Impact On Planet Earth

<p>This infographic shows 250 years of man being the top dog.</p>
Kevin Holmes
5.3.12