Anthropocene: Have humans created a new geological age?

Over the last 11,700 years - an epoch that geologists call the Holocene - climate has remained remarkably stable. This allowed humans to plan ahead, inventing agriculture, cities, communication networks and new forms of energy. Some geologists now believe that human activity has so irrevocably altered our planet that we have entered a new geological age.

2011-05-10

 geology environment human sustainability Anthropocene climate

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