Thursday, 1 September 2016

We Are Now Living In A New Geological Era

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A group of experts tasked with considering the question of whether we have officially entered the Anthropocene - the geological age characterized by humans' influence on the planet - has delivered its answer: yes.

The British-led Working Group on the Anthropocene told a geology conference in Cape Town that, in its considered opinion, the Anthropocene epoch began in 1950 - the start of the era of nuclear bomb tests, disposable plastics and the human population boom.

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