'Case is made' for Anthropocene Epoch

There is little doubt now that we have entered a new geological age, believes an international scientific panel.

This decade marks the beginning of the "Great Acceleration", when the human population and its consumption patterns suddenly speeded up.

"Have they been sufficient to significantly alter the nature of the sediments now being accumulated at present, and are they distinctive from the existing Holocene Epoch that started at the end of the last ice age? That case has now been made," the British Geological Survey scientist told BBC News.
'Case is made' for Anthropocene Epoch

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