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'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.

  • 08 Jan 2016
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