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Libby Robin: The End of The Environment

The End of the Environment: Apocalypse, the Anthropocene, and the Future

Libby Robin is a Professor of Environmental History at ANU. She explains how Encountering the Anthropocene is a personal response to the Anthropocene and how we must take an interdisciplinary approach to imaging a future for our planet and the creation of the concept of ‘The Environment”. Key points in her talk include: hope for the future (3:24) collaborating for the future (5:19) current state of the Anthropocene (9:28) Aboriginal relation to Land (11:47) market thinking (15:55) Bishop’s Row London N2 (16:30) “The Environment, a History”: Creation of The Environment (20:15) soil conservation (24:40) eugenics (27:30) conclusion (30:00)