Anthropocene: another academic invention?

  title={Anthropocene: another academic invention?},
  author={Guido Visconti},
  journal={Rendiconti Lincei},
The concept of Anthropocene is examined in its various aspects from the meaning of the word to its relevance in scientific research. The etymology of the word is not consistent with the meaning of other geologic epochs. The basic assumption that Anthropocene is shaping the planet is challenged considering that natural processes are and will be operating on the planet and have the potential to obliterate any trace left by the human activity. The reasons for the introduction of the epoch… Expand
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