Geology of mankind

  title={Geology of mankind},
  author={P. Crutzen},
  • P. Crutzen
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science, Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • For the past three centuries, the effects of humans on the global environment have escalated. Because of these anthro-pogenic emissions of carbon dioxide, global climate may depart significantly from natural behaviour for many millennia to come. It seems appropriate to assign the term ‘Anthropocene’ to the present, in many ways human-dominated, geological epoch, supplementing the Holocene—the warm period of the past 10–12 millennia. 
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