Are We in a New Epoch? The Case for the Anthropocene

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The proliferation of concrete on Earth’s surface is one piece of evidence scientists suggest supports the designation of a new epoch called the Anthropocene. (Photo credit: UpperCut Images/Alamy)

The Holocene Epoch began around 12,000 years ago. Are we now in the Anthropocene? In a recent study published in Science magazine,┬ásome scientists argue that we indeed have entered a new epoch. [Read more…]