Is the Anthropocene really worthy of a formal geologic definition?

  title={Is the Anthropocene really worthy of a formal geologic definition?},
  author={Giacomo Certini and Riccardo Scalenghe},
  journal={The Anthropocene Review},
  pages={77 - 80}
Scientists are actively debating whether the Anthropocene, the geologic time span (GTS) we are now living in, should be considered a period, epoch, or age in the geologic timescale. The solution is not easy, because the beginning of this GTS is undefined and the end unknown. In fact, there is no agreement on when the Anthropocene began, the proposed dates ranging from the Second World War, when radioactive fallout branded soils and sediments all over the world, to little after the end of the… Expand
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