Anthropocene : TED Radio Hour Some scientists say we're in a new geological age where humans are having an unprecedented impact on Earth. This hour, TED speakers ask what this means for the future of our planet, and our species.

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Anthropocene

Some scientists say we're in a new geological age where humans are having an unprecedented impact on Earth. This hour, TED speakers ask what this means for the future of our planet, and our species.

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Kenneth Lacovara: What's The Anthropocene?

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Peter Ward: Are We Headed Into Another Mass Extinction?

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Kenneth Lacovara: How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

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Cary Fowler: Can We Preserve Seed Diversity For The Future?

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