Are we now living in the Anthropocene

  title={Are we now living in the Anthropocene},
  author={Jan A. Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams and Alan Smith and Tiffany L. Barry and Angela L. Coe and Paul R. Bown and Patrick J. Brenchley and David J. Cantrill and Andrew Scott Gale and Philip L. Gibbard and F. John Gregory and Mark W. Hounslow and Andrew C. Kerr and Paul N. Pearson and Robert Knox and John H Powell and Colin N. Waters and John E. A. Marshall and Michael Oates and Peter Franklin Rawson and Philip Stone},
  journal={Gsa Today},
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 for its consideration as a formal epoch in that, since the start of the Industrial Revolution, Earth has endured changes sufficient to leave a global stratigraphic signature distinct from that of the Holocene or of previous Pleistocene interglacial phases, encompassing novel biotic, sedimentary, and… 

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