Anthropocene


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An·thro·po·cene

 (ăn′thrə-pə-sēn′)
n.
The period of time during which human activities are thought to have had a significant impact on the global environment, regarded as having begun sometime between eight thousand years ago, with the spread of agriculture, and two hundred years ago, with the advent of industrialization. The Anthropocene has been proposed as a new epoch of geologic time, following the Holocene.
adj.
Of or relating to the Anthropocene.

Anthropocene

(ænˈθrɒpəˌsiːn)
n
(Geological Science) the Anthropocene a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment
[C21: from anthropo- and -cene, coined by Paul Crutzen (born 1933), Nobel-winning Dutch chemist]
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However, we have already entered an epoch that is unlike any in human history - The Anthropocene, an age where human activity has a direct impact on the geological sphere.
Human activity has been responsible for substantial declines in biodiversity at the global level, to such an extent that there are calls to describe the modern epoch as 'The Anthropocene'.
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Since The Economist declared 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' on its cover in May 2011, the concept has steadily crept into mainstream discourse.
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The SoCA Armouries is the setting of a free public screening March 19 of the 2018 documentary Anthropocene: the Human Epoch, a cinematic meditation on humanitys massive reengineering of the planet.
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The End of Sustainability: Resilience and the Future of Environmental Governance in the Anthropocene. By Melinda Harm Benson 6c Robin Kundis Craig.
In order to meet the daunting challenges of environmental sustainability in this epoch of human domination -- known as the Anthropocene -- ecologists have begun to think differently about the interdependencies between humans and the natural world.
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Summary: We have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activity - in particular, economic activity - has been the dominant...