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15.1.2015 Article in the Berlin daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel - Anthropozän : Fallout und Plastik markieren das Menschenzeitalter.
16.1.2015 Article in the München (Munich) daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung - Am Limit (At the limit).
Rocks made of plastic found on Hawaiian beach. Angus Chen reports on a new type of rock cobbled together from plastic, volcanic rock, beach sand, seashells, and corals that has begun forming on the shores of Hawaii on the Science website.
Archaeologists say that the 'Anthropocene' is here - but it began long ago. Science 340 19.04.13. The discussion can be viewed on the Science website and YouTube.
«Sommes-nous entrés dans l'Anthropocène » La Recherche. n°474 p. 79. - 28.03.13.
A discussion with the Anthropocene Working Group - a round table discussion recorded as part of the Generation Anthropocene podcast. Anthropocene Working Group members Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams, Mike
Ellis, and Davor Vidas discuss how we define geological boundaries, what makes the Anthropocene boundary different, and society implications for creating a new geological time division.
Anthropocene – Nature and Technology in the Age of Humans - A Special Exhibition at the Deutsches Museum (2014-2015).
PAGES Open Science Meeting in Goa (13-16. February 2013). Session OSM13. Past warm periods informing the Anthropocene.
The Anthropocene Project - An Opening. Berlin. 10-13 January 2013.
'The 'Anthropocene' as Environmental Meme and/or Geological Epoch'. Report in the New York Times 17.9.12.
Geologists drive golden spike toward Anthropocene's base by Paul Voosen, E&E reporter Greenwire: Monday, 17.9.12.
Comment in The Guardian newspaper 23 July 2009: A force of nature: our influential Anthropocene period by Simon Lewis.
Ellis, Erle (Lead Author); Jay Gulledge (Topic Editor). 2008. "Anthropocene." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth August 25, 2008; Last revised September 10, 2008; Retrieved August 17, 2009].
Published - Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams, Will Steffen & Paul Crutzen 2010 The New World of the Anthropocene Environ. Sci. Technol., 44, 2228–2231.
New Earth Epoch Has Begun, Scientists Say - article on National Geographic.com about the Anthropocene published 6.4.10.
Mankind leaves mark on the planet with the end of the 12,000-year Holocene age. - report in the Independent newspaper 6.4.10.
Introducing the Anthropocene - A brand-new name for the geologic present by Andrew Alden, About.com Guide.
Now published (1 February 2011) - The Anthropocene: a new epoch of geological time? Theme Issue compiled and edited by Mark Williams, Jan Zalasiewicz, Alan Haywood and Mike Ellis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A369, 835-1112.
Enter the Anthropocene—Age of Man. It's a new name for a new geologic epoch—one defined by our own massive impact on the planet. That mark will endure in the geologic record long after our cities have crumbled.
By Elizabeth Kolbert on the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC website, published March 2011.
The Dawn of the Anthropocene Era - 'We Are the Top Predator on Earth'- article in Der Spiegel Online interview with Jan Zalasiewicz - 5.03.11
Anthropocene: a new geological epoch? Jan Zalasiewicz from the University of Leicester explains his idea that humans may have changed the planet so much since the industrial revolution we've started a whole new geological era, on the Guardian Website - 16.5.11.
'Welcome to the Anthropocene' - article in The Economist. - 26.5.11.
Mulling the Anthropocene - Andrew Alden of About.com Geology comments on a lunchtime panel discussion at the Geological Society of America October meeting that considered the rise in the 'Anthropocene concept'. 10.10.11
A website www.anthropocene.info devoted to the 'Anthropocene' question 27.6.12.
Excerpt from: Nilsson, T. 1983 The Pleistocene. Reidel, Dordrecht, p. 23-4.
Soviet scientists discarded the concept of an integrated Tertiary Period. They followed certain non-Russian writers in classifying the divisions Paleogene and Neogene as periods, which they divided into the conventional epochs. Being (as they saw it) a relic of an antiquated classification, the term Quaternary, too, had been abandoned and replaced by the designation Anthropogene (analogous to Paleogene, Neogene), though its conceptional meaning remained unaltered (cf. i.a. Gerasimov, 1979). The Quaternary or Anthropogene retained the rank of a period. Linguistically, however, the term Anthropogene seems less fortunate.
With similar motivation, Czechoslovakian geologists used the term Anthropozoikum as a synonym for Quaternary. Procedures of this kind clearly over-emphasize the significance of the changes that serve to distinguish the Quaternary.
Reference: Gerasimov, I.P. 1979 Anthropogene and its major problem. Boreas 8, 23-30
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