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Have we entered a new geological epoch? the Christian Science Monitor asks today. Says writer, Robert Cowen:

Geologists wonder if they should add a new epoch to the geological time scale. They call it the Anthropocene — the epoch when, for the first time in Earth’s history, humans have become a predominant geophysical force. Naming such a new epoch would also recognize that humans now share responsibility with natural forces for the state of our planet’s ecological environment.

A group from the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of London are making the case for the name change this month.

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