Science and society of the Anthropocene: Transition from the Holocene

Posted by pt91 at Jun 05, 2017 12:34 PM |
Professor Jan Zalasiewicz discusses the origin and implications of the term 'Anthropocene' in Science, People and Politics

Since the year 2000, scientists have been investigating the question of whether we are now living in a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene - that represents the period during which globally distributed changes have been driven by humans. Professor Jan Zalasiewicz from the our Department of Geology, who is Chair of the Anthropocene Working Group, pens a feature for Science, People and Politics magazine (Issue 2, 2017, p. 9 - 16) in which he looks at the origin of the term and the process towards it becoming formally recognised by the international geological community.

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