Case Is Made for Earth's New Anthropocene Epoch

An international scientific panel believes that the Earth has entered a new geological age. The team, which has been tasked with defining the so-called Anthropocene, says humanity's impacts on Earth will be visible in sediments and rocks millions of years into the future. The researchers are working towards a formal classification of the new epoch. Stephen Sackur explains.

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Case Is Made for Earth's New Anthropocene Epoch