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What is the Anthroposphere?


A short reading by the Aspen Global Change Institute that summarizes what the anthroposphere is. This resource can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about the anthroposphere and climate change.

This reading provides a definition of the Anthroposphere and overview discussions on the following topics:
  1. What is the anthroposphere?
  2. Why a separate sphere for humans?
  3. How does the anthroposphere change?
The reading also includes a short journal activity. Students will understand what the anthroposphere is. They will also understand about climate change and the role of the anthroposphere.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is the anthroposphere?
  2. Discuss climate change and the role of the anthroposphere.
About Tool
Tool Name The Anthroposphere
Discipline Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Earth Sciences, Social Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview, Anthroposphere
Climate Topic Introduction to Climate Change, Climate Literacy
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level Middle School, High School
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Aspen Global Change Institute
Hosted at Aspen Global Change Institute website
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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