For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Although the term has been in use by some scientists for a while there have been some recent papers calling for formal recognition of the term 'Anthropocene' to describe a new geological epoch that began with the industrial revolution. The Anthropocene epoch would thus mark the peiod where humans became a predominant geophysical force. There are popular articles in the last couple of weeks about this from the Christian Science Monitor and the BBC.