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Holidays in the Anthropocene: Tourism and denial on a vanishing planet.

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What we're already seeing is places becoming too expensive and dangerous for everyday people to live, because they can't rebuild their homes every two years, they can't replace their roof every two years, they can't replace their boats and their cars, they can't get back to work, they're losing the everyday infrastructure that regular folks have. But there are multinational companies and people with massive amounts of wealth who can sustain that as the cost of doing business. For people who can afford it, it will still be a valuable place that will continue to make certain people money.

Anthropologist Amelia Moore examines the paradoxical relationship between travel and nature in The Bahamas - as human consumption and carbon accumulation bring chaos to the natural world, mass tourism drives global warming and threatens the places we go to 'get away from it all,' in a world getting away for us all.

Amelia is author of the book Destination Anthropocene: Science and Tourism in The Bahamas from the University of California Press.

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Amelia Moore

Amelia Moore is Assistant Professor of Sustainable Coastal Tourism and Recreation in the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island.

 

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