Anthropocene



noun
the Anthropocene, a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment
noun

a term used to describe the current geological period, starting from the 18th century when human activities began to impact global climate and ecosystems
Examples

Earth has entered the Anthropocene.
Word Origin

2000 by chemist Paul Crutzen; Gk anthropos ‘human’ and kainos ‘recent’

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