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David Christian: A Planet Changing Species

A Planet Changing Species

David Christian (D.Phil. Oxford, 1974) is by training a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, but since the 1980s he has become interested in World History on very large scales. This grand talk begins with David discussing his take on the Anthropocene (0:23) before covering the Anthropocene and big history (3:49), how we are a planet changing species (19:01), why haven’t historians noticed (19:44) explaining the Anthropocene historically(25:24), what drove the Anthropocene (27:34) and the Anthropocene trap (30:20).