anthropocene


 

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Definition: 

Earth has entered the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch in which humans have become a major driver of global environmental change (Source: P.J. Crutzen, 'Geology of Mankind' (2002) 415(6867) Nature, p. 23; et al.)

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Synonyms
  • human disturbance
  • human impact
  • anthropogenic impact

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