Material World at 4:30pm on the Anthropocene

January 31, 2008 at 9:30 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Anthropocene Era

How will geologists of the future look back at planet Earth?

Scientists this week have called for us to officially enter a new geological era – called the Anthropocene to reflect manmade changes they say evidence of which can be seen in rocks, sea and ice across the world.

Quentin meets Mark Williams from the Palaeobiology Group, Leicester University and Andrew Gale from the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Portsmouth University.

Dear pals who send me audio links: I just heard about this on BBC Radio 4 and I subscribe to iTunes podcasts so shall listen later. This is FYI.

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