Anthropocene air, water and weather because of industry, agriculture and fossil fuel use, carbon dioxide in the air is at its highest level for millions of years at the same time, disruption of other chemical cycles is turning seas and rivers into dead zones.
The word ‘ anthropocene ’ is derived from the greek anthrōpos (a human being) and kainos (new) in 2000, this term, understood as an epoch of the earth's history with a profound influence of humans on geologic processes, has been introduced by paul crutzen and eugene stoermer.
Schwägerl is inspired by the idea of nobel prize-winning chemist paul crutzen who argued that we are living in a new geological epoch, the anthropocene, a time in which human dominance of earth’s biological, chemical and geological processes is an undeniable reality, presenting us with a new role as planetary stewards.
Humanity’s impact on the earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official expert group who presented the. The anthropocene epoch could inaugurate even more marvellous eras of evolution martin rees the darkest prognosis is that bio, cyber or environmental catastrophes could foreclose humanity’s.
Anthropocene epoch, unofficial interval of geologic time, making up the third worldwide division of the quaternary period (26 million years ago to the present), characterized as the time in which the collective activities of human beings (homo sapiens) began to substantially alter earth’s surface, atmosphere, oceans, and systems of nutrient cycling. In the short time we’ve been walking the earth, humans have left an undeniable impact on the planet now a scientific body has agreed that our actions have altered the earth’s natural processes enough to usher in a new geological epoch ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the anthropocene.
The working group, officially designated as working group on the‘anthropocene’ (awg) began activities in 2009 and included several of the members of the stratigraphy commission of the geological society of london who had contributed to the call for consideration of formalization (zalasiewicz et al, 2008. Anthropocene is a proposed geological epoch to mark recent changes to the planet it is associated with the rise of technology that resulted in global shifts such as changes to the atmosphere, oceans, climate, ecosystems and landscapes.