Saturday, February 9, 2008

Anthropocene

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.

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