The Anthropocene

Anthropocene - Climate change - British Geological Survey (BGS) 2011-05-31 11-41-13 bgs

In 2002 the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen used the concept of the Anthropocene to denote the ever increasing influence of humans on Earth. The word has entered the scientific literature as a vivid expression of the degree of environmental change on planet Earth caused by humans, denoting the need for a new Epoch of geological time.

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