Mapping the Anthropocene – some striking images.
There is a very interesting website up from Globaia that maps the anthropocene. There is some nice background info, part of which is below. The images are especially intriguing. This one is of pipelines, energy transmission lines and and submarine cables, the rest are here).
The Anthropocene: A primer.
The Anthropocene. We’re already there. This is our time, our creation, our challenge.
Officially, this epoch does not exist. Yet. It may be added permanently to the geologic time scale in 2016. It is the International Commission on Stratigraphy that determines the denomination and the calibration of different divisions and subdivisions of geological time, which date back to the formation of the Earth, 4.6 billion years ago.
Unofficially however, the term is used more frequently in the scientific literature and, more recently, in publications dedicated to the general public.
So, might you ask, what is the Anthropocene?
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