Anthropocene | Climate change | British Geological Survey (BGS)
In 2000 the scientists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer used the concept of the Anthropocene to denote the ever increasing influence of humans on Earth.
The word has entered the scientific and popular literature as a
vivid expression of the degree of environmental change on planet Earth
caused by humans.
Humans are now drivers of environmental change on a scale that is unique in Earth’s history.
Human driven biological, chemical and physical changes to the
Earth’s system are so great, rapid and distinct that they may
characterise an entirely new epoch – The Anthropocene.
Find out more on this excellent British Geological Survey Website.