By Jan A. Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams | Alternet | March 19, 2016
Is the Anthropocene real? That is, the vigorously debated concept of a new geological epoch driven by humans.
Our environmental impact is indeed profound – there is little debate about that – but is it significant on a geological timescale, measured over millions of years? And will humans leave a distinctive mark upon the layers of rocks that geologists of 100,000,000AD might use to investigate present day?