Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A powerful concept

·         Anthropocene Proposed by nobel laureate paul J crutzen in 2000
·         Industrial revolution will mark beginning of this epoch if approved
·         Currently we are in holocene which is over 11000 years old
·         Anthropocene is characterised by
o   Forests turned in cropland
o   Oceans turing acidic due to increased absorption of carbon dioxide
o   Increase in avg temp by 1 deg celsius in last 1 year
·         Beginning of epoch is known by changes preserved in rocks

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