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The Anthropocene: Are Humans Now Overwhelming the Great Forces of Nature
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This work uses atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration as a single, simple indicator to track the progression of the Anthropocene, the current epoch in which humans and the authors' societies have become a global geophysical force.
The Anthropocene: conceptual and historical perspectives
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The case for formally recognizing the Anthropocene as a new epoch in Earth history is put forward, arguing that the advent of the Industrial Revolution around 1800 provides a logical start date for the new epoch.
The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene
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C climatic, biological, and geochemical signatures of human activity in sediments and ice cores, Combined with deposits of new materials and radionuclides, as well as human-caused modification of sedimentary processes, the Anthropocene stands alone stratigraphically as a new epoch beginning sometime in the mid–20th century.
Something new under the sun : an environmental history of the twentieth century
At some level, most educated people today probably have a sense, a general impression, of what this book tells us: that humankind is transforming the planet faster and faster, with a depth and scope
The geological cycle of plastics and their use as a stratigraphic indicator of the Anthropocene
The rise of plastics since the mid-20th century, both as a material element of modern life and as a growing environmental pollutant, has been widely described. Their distribution in both the
When did the Anthropocene begin? A mid-twentieth century boundary level is stratigraphically optimal
Abstract We evaluate the boundary of the Anthropocene geological time interval as an epoch, since it is useful to have a consistent temporal definition for this increasingly used unit, whether the
The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945
"The Earth has entered a new age-the Anthropocene-in which humans are the most powerful influence on global ecology. The accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population
Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914
Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. The argument: mosquito determinism and its limits 2. Atlantic empires and Caribbean ecology 3. Deadly fevers, deadly doctors Part II. Imperial Mosquitoes: 4. From Recife
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