Future Ready: The Advocate for a Better Anthropocene

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Published: 20Jul2020

McGill’s Elena Bennett wants you to imagine a radical, inspiring, and realistic future for our planet

When you think of the Earth 50 years from now, what do you see? Do you imagine desolate cities, scorched forests, dead oceans, lost biodiversity? Elena Bennett wants you to know the future doesn’t have to be bleak.

“We can achieve a good Anthropocene — a future that is more just, prosperous, and sustainable than our current world,” says Bennett, an ecosystem ecologist jointly appointed to the McGill School of Environment and the Department of Natural Resource Sciences in McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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