حل المشاكل في عصر الانثروبوسين

ستوكهولم –خذ نفسا عميقا واستمتع به للحظات وفكر في هذا الامر : لم يتنفس اي من اسلافنا أي اسلاف الانسان الحديث مثله وكما تجري الامور حاليا فلن يتنفسه اي من ذريتنا.

منذ ان بدأت الثورة الصناعية غير النشاط البشري بشكل كبير تركيبة الغلاف الجوي. ان مستويات ثاني اكسيد الكربون هي اعلى اليوم مقارنة بأي وقت مضى خلال الثمانين الف سنة المنصرمة على اقل تقدير . ان كمية النيتروجين والكبريت التي تنتشر من خلال النظام الارضي قد تضاعفت. ان درجة الحموضة في المحيط تتغيير بمعدل غير مسبوق حيث لم تشهد الكائنات العضوية البحرية مثل هذه المستويات من الحموضة منذ 20 مليون سنة .

ان من الواضح ان البشر – والذين يحتلون الان حوالي 40% من المساحة الارضية الخالية من الجليد في الكوكب- يشكلون العديد من العمليات الاساسية للكوكب وطبقا للحائز على جائزة نوبل بول كروتزين فإن هذا التحول هو عميق لدرجة انه يشكل بداية لعصر جديد وهو عصر الانثروبوسين .

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