Posted on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 | 19 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Have we so irrevocably altered our planet that we've actually entered in to a new geological age ?
This topic will be discussed at length on Wednesday during a major conference at the Geological Society in London. Over the last 11,700 years we have been in the Holocene epoch - are we now in the so-called Anthropocene age ?
"Dr Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester is one of the leading proponents of the Anthropocene theory."