Anthropocene: A New Era? (in German)

Researchers are talking about the fact that we are in a new geological era: the Anthropocene. host Aileen Wrozyna talks to MPIWG Research Scholar Benjamin Steininger about this new "age of humans" in the podcast "Ach, Mensch!": Why is the term still controversial? Since when have scientists been using it? And how do fossil resources like oil contribute to human-made changes? The podcast is in German.

Benjamin Steininger is a cultural and media theorist, historian of science and technology, and curator. His work focuses on the history and theory of fossil resources and a cultural history of energy.

Editor: Anja Bolle
Host: Aileen Wrozyna