We live at a time when human activity is the dominant influence on Earth’s environment: the Anthropocene epoch. Humans have made an irreversible mark on the world and are the most defining force on this planet—more than all other natural forces combined. Considering the impact of the human race, with particular emphasis on climate change, this event will ask: are we at the point of no return?
This discussion explores what the Anthropocene age means for biodiversity and conservation, examining how humans have transformed the world and how we can work to protect its remaining biodiversity. Panellists include evolutionary biologist Chris Thomas, The Blackbird Diaries author, Karen Lloyd, director of science for WWF, Mark Wright, and Primate Change author, Vybarr Cregan-Reid.