In my opinion, I really enjoyed reading and researching about this topic because I will be using this as my product for the discussion in my webinar. The extent of the damage caused by humankind to the environment is growing more every day. This is not a new issue; however, this issue has grown so far out of proportion that humankind is forced to play a game of catch up. The damage caused by human kind hundreds of years ago is still being atoned for and we as a society are also trying to focus on a clean and healthy environment for the future. Humans now realize the damage we caused and continue to cause so much so that we are now considered as an environmental factor. It is mind boggling to me that humans as a creature of this earth evolved to a near god like status above nature rising to the top only to turn around and damage the earth that bore the fruit of our success. I would have to vote yes, anthropocene is a real issue and should be included on the geological time scale. Humans as a collective group of people have done so much wrong to the environment, the damage we cause will always be a factor.
Some people just suck is the most clear and honest reason I can give. Some people only really care about certain issues that pertain to them; although, climate damage affects everyone on earth some individuals choose what worry about. It is easy to make an issue impersonal and to ignore the facts of the matter. To overcome this impersonalization, scientists like Whitlock went to communities showed the impacts of climate change. The conversation of climate change requires a personal connection with communities. Ensuring a strong recycling system as accessible to everyone and easy to use will motivate use. Also by showing the importance of recycling allows for all people to make a difference.