About the Anthropocene

The dominant influence on Earth’s climate and environment is human activity fuelled by the world energy system. This has been identified as a new geological age named the Anthropocene, which amounts to a biosphere emergency1 2 3 4.

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  1. Crutzen PJ, Stoermer EF. The ‘Anthropocene’. IGBP Newsletter. 2000 May; 41:17-18, http://www.igbp.net/download/18.316f18321323470177580001401/1376383088452/NL41.pdf.[]
  2. Zalasiewicz, J., Williams, M., Haywood, A., & Ellis, M. (2011). The Anthropocene: a new epoch of geological time?. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 369(1938), 835-841, https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsta.2010.0339.[]
  3. Gaffney, O., & Steffen, W. (2017). The anthropocene equation. The Anthropocene Review, 4(1), 53-61, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2053019616688022[]
  4. Steffen, W., Rockström, J., Richardson, K., Lenton, T.M., Folke, C., Liverman, D., Summerhayes, C.P., Barnosky, A.D., Cornell, S.E., Crucifix, M. and Donges, J.F., 2018. Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(33), pp.8252-8259, https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/160477113.pdf[]