The Anthropocene as an Event, not an Epoch

  title={The Anthropocene as an Event, not an Epoch},
  author={Philip L. Gibbard and Michael Walker and Andrew M. Bauer and Matt Edgeworth and Lucy E. Edwards and Erle C Ellis and Stanley C. Finney and Jacquelyn L. Gill and Mark M. Maslin and Dorothy Merritts and William F. Ruddiman},
  journal={Journal of Quaternary Science},
Over the course of the last decade the concept of the Anthropocene has become widely established within and beyond the geoscientific literature but its boundaries remain undefined. Formal definition of the Anthropocene as a chronostratigraphical series and geochronological epoch following the Holocene, at a fixed horizon and with a precise global start date, has been proposed, but fails to account for the diachronic nature of human impacts on global environmental systems during the late… 
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