Defining the epoch we live in

@article{Ruddiman2015DefiningTE,
  title={Defining the epoch we live in},
  author={William F. Ruddiman and Erle C. Ellis and Jed O. Kaplan and Dorian Q. Fuller},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={348},
  pages={38 - 39}
}
Is a formally designated “Anthropocene” a good idea? Human alterations of Earth's environments are pervasive. Visible changes include the built environment, conversion of forests and grasslands to agriculture, algal blooms, smog, and the siltation of dams and estuaries. Less obvious transformations include increases in ozone, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4) in the atmosphere, and ocean acidification. Motivated by the pervasiveness of these alterations, Crutzen and Stoermer argued in… 
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