The Anthropocene in Chile: evidence and ways forward
In the 21st century, Chile’s development is at stake because of the threats posed by the Anthropocene. This epoch is characterized by human influence on the Earth System. However, if faced boldly, it off ers an opportunity for a sustainable development. Regardless of whether we have entered a new geological era, the Anthropocene questions our way of living on the solar system’s blue planet. Or, in other words, the way to understand progress and development. In a country with high social inequalities, highly vulnerable to global change, meeting this challenge is of crucial importance and can offer new opportunities.
At the Center for Climate and Resilience Research CR(2), we decided to use the framework of the Anthropocene to develop our integrative research efforts. Thus, we have studied some of the regional manifestations of this new era in Chile, in order to contribute to identifying paths towards a greater resilience.