Climate Change Driven “Anthropocenes”: Are They Common Among
We seek to model the coupled evolution of a planet and a civilization
through the era when energy harvesting by the civilization drives the
planet into new and adverse climate states. In this way we ask if
“anthropocenes” of the kind humanity is experiencing might be a
generic feature of planet-civilization evolution. In this study we focus
on the effects of energy harvesting via combustion and vary the planet’s
initial chemistry and orbital radius.