The Anthropocene: Comparing Its Meaning in Geology (Chronostratigraphy) with Conceptual Approaches Arising in Other Disciplines

  title={The Anthropocene: Comparing Its Meaning in Geology (Chronostratigraphy) with Conceptual Approaches Arising in Other Disciplines},
  author={Jan A. Zalasiewicz and Colin N. Waters and Erle C. Ellis and Martin J. Head and Davor Vidas and Will Steffen and Julia Adeney Thomas and Eva M. Horn and Colin Summerhayes and Reinhold Leinfelder and John R. McNeill and Agnieszka Gałuszka and Mark Williams and Anthony D Barnosky and Daniel D. Richter and Philip L. Gibbard and Jaia Syvitski and Catherine Jeandel and Alejandro Cearreta and Andrew B. Cundy and Ian J. Fairchild and Neil L. Rose and Juliana A. Ivar do Sul and William Shotyk and Simon J Turner and Michael Wagreich and Jens Zinke},
  journal={Earth's Future},
The term Anthropocene initially emerged from the Earth System science community in the early 2000s, denoting a concept that the Holocene Epoch has terminated as a consequence of human activities. First associated with the onset of the Industrial Revolution, it was then more closely linked with the Great Acceleration in industrialization and globalization from the 1950s that fundamentally modified physical, chemical, and biological signals in geological archives. Since 2009, the Anthropocene has… 
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