A conversation with Sarah Cornell, a scientist and researcher at SRC, Stockholm Resilience Centre, about The Anthropocene, ecosystems, feedbacks (both in nature and in models), Planetary Boundaries, the SDGs, dinosaurs and what it takes to create major shifts on this planet.
Sarah Cornell is the Coordinator of the Planetary Boundaries research laboratory and the co-convenor of the international Planetary Boundaries Research Network. She has a particular focus on conceptualisations of humans in the Earth system.
Some word explanation might help…
–Endogenous substances and processes are those that originate from within an organism, tissue, or cell. (Wikipedia).
– SDGs: The Sustainable Development Goals: “…a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.” (UNDP).
– Planetary Boundaries: “…a set of nine planetary boundaries within which humanity can continue to develop and thrive for generations to come” (SRC).
The interview was made January 14, 2016 at the same event where Alan AtKisson had a release event around the SDGs. You can listen to him in this episode.