Welcome to the Anthropocene

The new geological epoch has been marked by profound changes we have wrought on the planet.

We have, ladies and gentlemen, entered the Anthropocene. Whether we should be happy about that is another matter altogether.

The “Anthropocene” is a new epoch in the life of the planet that has been so named because of human beings’ outsize, and invariably harmful, effects on Planet Earth. Endemic pollution, human-induced climate change, rampant deforestation, overfishing, overpopulation – we have left indelible marks on the environment worldwide. As a result, a group of scientists has decided that the current epoch of the Holocene – which began 11,700 years ago with the end of the last Ice Age and saw the rise of agriculture and human civilizations worldwide – ought to give way to a whole new period in order to reflect that inescapable human influence on the planet.

So welcome to the Anthropocene. This is the world we have wrought and now we must buckle up for the stormy ride ahead for decades and centuries to come.

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