Thursday, September 1, 2016
Environment Anthropocene: Planet Earth has entered a new man-made epoch, experts say
''Planet Earth has entered a new epoch dubbed the Anthropocene because of the extent of humanity’s impact on the planet, according to a group of experts.
An international working group set up to consider the question voted by 34 to zero, with one abstention, that the Anthropocene was real in a geological sense.
The warming temperature, higher sea levels, ash from fossil fuels, plastic waste, a dramatic increase in erosion, the spread of animal species around the world and radioactive particles left around the world from nuclear bomb tests would all contribute to permanent changes in the Earth’s rocks, the scientists said..''