- Oct 2017
e concept of the Anthropocene and sharing some key ways it has been discussed by scholars and has entered the public consciousness.
Claim we have entered a new geological epoch, Anthropocene first made by Paul Crutzen & Eugene Stoermer in IGBP Journal, May 2000 Pg 17-18  (http://www.igbp.net/download/18.316f18321323470177580001401/1376383088452/NL41.pdf)
Crutzen elaborated on this in article published in Nature in 2002. NB : Stresses humanity have become the crucially significant factor in potentially cataclysmic changes to our planet.  (http://www.geo.utexas.edu/courses/387H/PAPERS/Crutzen2002.pdf)
‘Truly it would seem as if “Man strews the earth with ruin.”4 But this conclusion is too flattering to human vanity. Man's most permanent memorial is a rubbish-heap, and even that is doomed to be obliterated’ (Sherlock, 1922, p. 343
CO2 atmospheric concentration used as simple indicator for many years to track great acceleration / progression in Anthropocence, this now joined by long list of other indicators, escalating at an alarming rate, population, water use/ shortage, paper consumption, global warming, increase in number and ferocity of storms .......
In 1873, the Italian geologist and priest Antonio Stoppani suggested that our technologies, infrastructures, and patterns of land use had created fundamental changes in Earth’s systems, propelling us into what he called an ‘anthropozoic era’
Note : Read over Article again by Will Steffen, Paull J Crutzen & John R McNeill.  (https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/public-events/archiv/alter-net/former-ss/2007/05-09.2007/steffen/literature/ambi-36-08-06_614_621.pdf)
Explore development of Anthropocence. How do we track progression of Anthropocene? CO2 Emissions??