Humanity’s impact on the planet has been profound. From fire, intensive hunting, and agriculture, it has accelerated into rapid climate change, widespread pollution, plastic accumulation, and the mass extinction of species– changes that have left a mark in the geological record of rocks. Yet, the proposal for a new unit of geological time– the Anthropocene Epoch– has raised debate far beyond the geological circles. The Anthropocene has emerged as a powerful new narrative of the relationship between humans and nature.
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