Science is telling us that Earth has become a different kind of planet. There was a time when its life forms evolved according to rules similar to those described by Darwin and his colleagues Now we find that the rules have changed. Every ecosystem, every species, everything that happens in the air or the water or on the land is affected by what people do or have done. This is why many scientists believe it is time to proclaim an end to the Holocene Epoch, which began some ten to twelve thousand years ago, and recognize that we have now entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activity has come to rival nature as a force in the evolution of life on Earth.
We are stepping out onto a wider stage than the human species has ever occupied or imagined before, forming a new sense of our place in the universe and
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|Size: ||1.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||Elsa Porter|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780692793879 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|