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Defining the Anthropocene
TLDR
The evidence suggests that of the various proposed dates two do appear to conform to the criteria to mark the beginning of the Anthropocene: 1610 and 1964.
Managing the health effects of climate change
www.thelancet.com Vol 373 May 16, 2009 1693 Anthony Costello, Mustafa Abbas, Adriana Allen, Sarah Ball, Sarah Bell, Richard Bellamy, Sharon Friel, Nora Groce, Anne Johnson, Maria Kett, Maria Lee,
Late Cenozoic Moisture History of East Africa
TLDR
Lake sediments in 10 Ethiopian, Kenyan, and Tanzanian rift basins suggest that there were three humid periods at 2.7 to 2.5 million years ago, superimposed on the longer-term aridification of East Africa.
North Pacific seasonality and the glaciation of North America 2.7 million years ago
TLDR
It is suggested that the observed summer warming extended into the autumn, providing water vapour to northern North America, where it precipitated and accumulated as snow, and thus allowed the initiation of Northern Hemisphere glaciation.
The progressive intensification of northern hemisphere glaciation as seen from the North Pacific
Ocean Drilling Project (ODP) site 882 (50°22′N, 167°36′E) provides the first high-resolution GRAPE density, magnetic susceptibility, carbonate, opal and foraminifera (planktonic and benthic) stable
Mid-Pleistocene revolution and the ‘eccentricity myth’
  • M. Maslin, A. Ridgwell
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 2005
Abstract The mid-Pleistocene revolution (MPR) is the term used to describe the transition between 41 ka and 100 ka glacial-interglacial cycles which occurred about one million years ago. Despite
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