Welcome to the Anthropocene!
By Hors Service
Ahoy terrians! The world we knew is now over. The usual Earth was comfortably installed since the last ice age 10,000 years ago in the Holocene, but Man has now overpowered natural processes which regulated the geophysical activities of our Planet.
The idea isn’t new: Antonio Stoppani in 1873 was already proposing the name of “Anthropozoic” to account for the new telluric force. At that time, he was hoping that the increase of the temperatures following the consuming of coal and petrol could prevent Earth from a new Ice Age (as the Little Ice Age http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age).
Well, today we have changed our minds. Read the rest of this entry »