Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


Saturday, March 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Baird Auditorium
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
United States

 Image credit: Anthropocene


Anthropocene (UK, 2015, 96 min.) U.S. Premiere 

We’re living in the “Anthropocene,” the age of large-scale human impact that many scientists believe constitutes a whole new epoch in the geologic timescale.

In Anthropocene, a chorus of these scholars weighs in on whether our moment in the spotlight of Earth’s history will go down as a true tragedy, defined by its extinctions and upheavals, or just a dark comedy. Armed with this new way of looking at our own place in the universe, how can we work to remedy the ecological and climatic disasters we’ve wrought? Directed by Steve Bradshaw. Produced by Jenny Richards

Followed by a discussion with environmental historian, author, and professor at Georgetown University, John McNeill, environmental scientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and subjet of the film, Erle Ellis, Chair of Astrobiology at the Library of Congress and Curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, David Grinspoon, and Curator of Fossils and paleobiologist, National Museum of Natural History, Scott Wing. 

Part of Natural History’s Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans series. For more information about this series visit

Part of the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at NMNH

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