A manifesto to use humanity's
extraordinary powers in service of creating
a good Anthropocene.

We offer this statement in the belief that both human prosperity and an ecologically vibrant planet are not only possible, but also inseparable. By committing to the real processes, already underway, that have begun to decouple human well-being from environmental destruction, we believe that such a future might be achieved. As such, we embrace an optimistic view toward human capacities and the future.


John Asafu-Adjaye, University of Queensland                       

Linus Blomqvist, Breakthrough Institute

Stewart Brand, Long Now Foundation                   

Barry Brook, University of Tasmania

Ruth DeFries, Columbia Univeristy          

Erle Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Christopher Foreman, University of Maryland School of Public Policy           

David Keith, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Martin Lewis, Stanford University             

Mark Lynas, Cornell University                            

Ted Nordhaus, Breakthrough Institute                   

Roger Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado, Boulder

Rachel Pritzker, Pritzker Innovation Fund               

Joyashree Roy, Jadavpur University

Mark Sagoff, George Mason University                         

Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute

Robert Stone, Filmmaker                             

Peter Teague, Breakthrough Institute



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