Human imprint has thrust Earth into new geological epoch : study


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This does not occur to be a problem. Human beings rule the earth. It’s what God intended. As such, we are part of nature. In another geologic era, when other animals ruled, did we call it the Ichthyocene, for example, even though surely the fish had their own impacts on the environment?

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – The indelible imprint left by human beings on Earth has become so clear that it justifies naming a new geological epoch after mankind, experts said on Thursday. The dawn of the “Anthropocene” would signal the end of the Holocene epoch, considered to have begun 11,700 years ago at the end of the Ice Age. “Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth,” said a report in the journal Science by an international team led by Colin Waters of the British Geological Survey.

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