The Anthropocene

@article{Trischler2016TheA,
  title={The Anthropocene},
  author={Helmuth Trischler},
  journal={NTM Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={309-335}
}
  • Helmuth Trischler
  • Published 30 October 2020
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
In 2000, when atmospheric chemist Paul J. Crutzen and limnologist Eugene F. Stoermer proposed to introduce a new geological era, the Anthropocene, they could not have foreseen the remarkable career of the new term. Within a few years, the geological community began to investigate the scientific evidence for the concept and established the Anthropocene Working Group. While the Working Group has started to examine possible markers and periodizations of the new epoch, scholars from numerous other… 

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