Gaffney, O; Steffen, Will
Heijung et al. provide a useful discussion of our recent paper, the Anthropocene equation (Gaffney and Steffen, 2017), and they agree with paper’s conclusions. Much of the scientific and public discourse around the Anthropocene focuses on Anthropogenic influence that will be visible in the sedimentary record. This risks downplaying the scale of Anthropogenic influence on the rate of change of the Earth System. This influence is often articulated as statements such as ‘humans are a prime driver...[Show more]
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