Nature is not a thing, but the unfolding and transformation of an immense number of beings in interdependent relations. A key aspect of the assignment is the idea of The Anthropocene. This is a characterization of the current geological era, one in which the activities and products of humans are the overriding determinants of what happens ecologically on the planet. Climate change is a key example. Note that though human actions impact all natural processes, humans are far from being in control of the nature of our planet and its futures.