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The beginning of the Anthropocene Age, Humans leave indelible mark

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A 2013 art installation by Robin Wollston (Image via geekwire.com)
The post-industrial impacts that humans have had on the Earth and its atmosphere may pinpoint the mid-20th century as the start of a new geological epoch.

January 18, 2016 — GEOLOGISTS ARE CONVINCED that humans have left a mark upon the planet that will detectable millions of years from now.

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Humanity’s impact on Earth opens Anthropocene epoch

Rio Tinto’s Warkworth open-cut coal mine near Bulga in the NSW Hunter Valley. Photo: Supplied

January 13, 2016 — Humans have produced enough concrete to thinly pave the entire surface of the Earth, while carbon dioxide emissions are rising 100 times quicker than at any time during the past 800,000 years.

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