At her lecture in Durham Castle Great Hall, Ms Kakabadse discussed the environment and the human condition to ‘wait until we are at the edge of the precipice to react’. The time to act, however, is now.
Welcome to the Anthopocene; a new geological age characterised not by decay, but its lack of it. The soil beneath your feet is barren. The crust below it cannot rot away; it is too entrenched in tin cans and plastic. Around you tower ruins not of Roman aqueducts or Greek amphitheatres, but of overlapping motorways. […]