Scientists say we have entered a new epoch | The Tylt

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We're number one! We're number one! 

A group of scientists voted that in around 1950, as plutonium debris became widespread throughout the planet, we entered a new epoch called Anthropocene. As the name 'anthro' suggests, the defining characteristic of this epoch in Earth's history is how humans are shaping the planet. 

It's true, in the last 70 years humans have had influence on the Earth that is detectable in the strata, thus defining a new age. But cynics wonder if we're being a little egotistical. We are still a blip on the radar. This is perhaps calling the match before any fat lady has sung.

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Curious about the Anthropocene view, check out this Twitter account.
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Some of this can be taken tongue and cheek. Are we really declaring a new epoch? Aren't we still in the age of aquarius?
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The mark humans are leaving on the Earth is permanent and unmistakable.
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This could just be another example of blowing things out of proportion.
FINAL RESULTS
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Scientists say we have entered a new epoch
A festive crown for the winner
#LongLiveAnthropocene
#NotYetAnthropocene