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  1. Jul 2022
    1. The post-1950 acceleration of the human imprint on the Earth System, particularly the 12 graphsthat show changes in Earth System structure and functioning, have played a central role in thediscussion around the formalisation of the Anthropocene as the next epoch in Earth history.Although there has been much debate around the proposed start date for the Anthropocene, thebeginning of the Great Acceleration has been a leading candidate (Zalasiewicz et al., 2012).

      The Great Acceleration of socio-economic and earth system indicators after 1950 make it a good candidate as a Golden Spike for the start of the Anthropocene.