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The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship
The Anthropocene is a reminder that the Holocene, during which complex human societies have developed, has been a stable, accommodating environment and is the only state of the Earth System that the authors know for sure can support contemporary society.
The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene
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.
The Anthropocene: a new epoch of geological time?
- J. Zalasiewicz, M. Williams, A. Haywood, M. Ellis
- Environmental Science, GeologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A…
- 13 March 2011
Questions of the scale, magnitude and significance of this environmental change, particularly in the context of the Earth’s geological history, provide the basis for this Theme Issue.
Deep-time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological Proxies
This book unites climate modelling, palaeoceanography and palaeontology to address fundamental events in the climate history of Earth over the past 600 million years. Understanding the ‘tipping…
Graptolites in British stratigraphy
- J. Zalasiewicz, L. Taylor, A. Rushton, D. Loydell, R. B. Rickards, M. Williams
- Geography, Environmental ScienceGeological Magazine
- 9 September 2009
Abstract 697 taxa of planktonic graptolites are recorded, and their stratigraphical ranges are given, through 60 biozones and subzones in the Ordovician and Silurian strata of England, Wales and…
The PRISM3D paleoenvironmental reconstruction
The Pliocene Research, Interpretation and Synoptic Mapping (PRISM) paleoenvironmental reconstruction is an internally consistent and comprehensive global synthesis of a past interval of relatively…
Climate and environment of a Pliocene warm world
The geological cycle of plastics and their use as a stratigraphic indicator of the Anthropocene
When did the Anthropocene begin? A mid-twentieth century boundary level is stratigraphically optimal
Are we now living in the Anthropocene
The term Anthropocene, proposed and increasingly employed to denote the current interval of anthropogenic global environmental change, may be discussed on stratigraphic grounds. A case can be made…