Monday 14 November 2011

A new Geologic era

The Anthropocene is a proposed way of naming our current geologic era.  Here is the definition:

"A period marked by a regime change in the activity of industrial societies which began at the turn of the nineteenth century and which has caused global disruptions in the Earth System on a scale unprecedented in human history: climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution of the sea, land and air, resources depredation, land cover denudation, radical transformation of the ecumene, among others. These changes command a major realignment of our consciousness and worldviews, and call for different ways to inhabit the Earth."

A cartography of the Anthropocene is HERE.