Latest Anthropocene Stories
A new study by an international team of scientists, including Dr Jan Zalasiewicz and Professor Mark Williams of the University of Leicester's Department of Geology, suggests that the fossil impact humans have made on the planet is vast and unprecedented in nature – and that there's been nothing remotely like it since the Earth formed, over four and half billion years ago.
To raise awareness and inform the debate surrounding man’s effect on the Earth, climate experts at the GWSP conference are embracing the term ‘Anthropocene’ as a label for the epoch that heralded human dominance of the planet with the retreat of the glaciers 11,500 years ago.
GSA Annual Meeting Technical Session: "Geomorphology of the Anthropocene"
Scientists issued the first "State of the Planet" declaration at a major gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of the major UN Summit Rio+20 in June.
MILWAUKEE, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist, a globally-recognized international affairs magazine, has reported that scientists and academics are increasingly reaching a consensus that the impact of human activity has so dramatically shaped the Earth as to herald a new geological age.
Human influence on the landscape is highlighted in a new set of studies led by University of Leicester researchers.
Even before the dawn of agriculture, people may have caused the planet to warm up, a new study suggests.
The extinction of mammoths and other megafauna that came after humans spread out across the New World may be one explanation of a sharp decline in global temperatures more than 12,750 years ago.
In just two centuries, humans have wrought such vast and unprecedented changes to our world that we actually might be ushering in a new geological time period that could alter the planet for millions of years.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.