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XXIII.6 November-December 2016
Page: 36
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At odds with a worldview—Teaching limits at a technical university


Authors:
Daniel Pargman, Elina Eriksson

  This article takes as its starting point the staggering challenges humanity is now facing and will continue to face during the remainder of the 21st century. During the past century, our civilization has experienced an explosion in ingenuity, knowledge, and creativity, but it has also shaped the world in such a way that some researchers suggest we have left the Holocene and are now living in a new geological era called the Anthropocene. Ours is a finite planet, and human-induced (anthropogenic) developments have pushed the earth system beyond safe boundaries when it comes to biochemical flows, climate change, and…




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