Significantly, detailed scientific investigation and statements about the facts of anthropocentric planetary change, or understanding the best ways to mitigate against these changes, are not enough to make the wholesale reversals in human behavior necessary to survive the present moment, sometimes called ‘the sixth great extinction event’. Similarly, well-meaning causes championed by environmental groups lose out, precisely because of the power of corporations, which are driven by profit, and are able to manipulate the environmental messages given by science to serve profit-driven purposes. The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research into the Anthropocene will address this situation as one of its priorities, and the ‘thinking practices for the Anthropocene’ that will be derived will be set outside of corporate thinking in order to obtain clarity with respect to moving from known facts, to ways forward from current culturally and socially determined impasses, embodied by the human effects of the Anthropocene.