Object structure
Title:

Can a pandemic stop or slow the Anthropocene?

Subtitle:

Geographia Polonica Vol. 93 No. 4 (2020)

Creator:

Więckowski, Marek (1971– ) : Autor ORCID

Affiliation:

Więckowski, Marek (1971– ) : Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Date issued/created:

2020

Description:

24 cm

Type of object:

Czasopismo/Artykuł

Subject and Keywords:

geografia ; antropocen ; pandemia ; COVID-19 ; Międzynarodowa Unia Geograficzna ; globalizacja

Abstract:

The entire Earth system consists of fully dynamic conditions. Humankind’s manifold large and small influences on the planet are now very well-documented.Changes are now so vast, their traces so significant, that we have come to term this as if it was genuinely a new Epoch in that history – as the Anthropocene.Recently, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how an ostensibly small event at a single locality can take just a few weeks or months to change the world, and in some real sense to stop it. The author in this article in particular seeks to inject a further dose of far-reaching reflection on our pandemic, its influence on life on Earth, and its possible future consequences. Ultimately, then, it seeks an answer for a key question – as to whether COVID-19 is really in a position to stop, or at least slow, the runaway Anthropocene.With a view to encouraging reflection on humankind’s potentially reduced impact on the planet the Author suggestspriority areas of study in the near future.

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