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The anthropocene: Conceptual and historical perspectives

Steffen, Will; Grinevald, Jacques; Crutzen, Paul J; McNeill, John R

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The human imprint on the global environment has now become so large and active that it rivals some of the great forces of Nature in its impact on the functioning of the Earth system. Although global-scale human influence on the environment has been recognized since the 1800s, the term Anthropocene, introduced about a decade ago, has only recently become widely, but informally, used in the global change research community. However, the term has yet to be accepted formally as a new geological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67549
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series A
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0327

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