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Erle Ellis, a geographer from the University of Maryland, had his Anthropocene epiphany quite some time ago, when he was hiking on Squirrel Island off the coast of Maine. On a sandy beach he spotted a glittering object at his feet that looked like a relic from a mysterious, undersea world. It was a rock about the size of a tennis ball, strangely deformed, as if water had been eroding it for millions of years. Ellis was excited and put his find in his pocket. Only a hundred metres further along, however, his dreams of having discovered a natural wonder were dashed when he came across a small rubbish dump. There, the islanders had deposited and set afire all kinds of garbage. In his pocket was a melted piece of civilization…
Ganzer Artikel in der Februarausgabe des Magazins der Royal Geographical Society…

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