Anthropocene: idea or New Era?
After reading the articles and watching the videos on blackboard I asked myself, is this just a debate or is this a new epoch? According to “Geology of mankind,” “Age of man” and “Geologists drive golden spike toward Anthropocene’s base” there is a record that temperature is expected to increase on Earth (1.4 to 5.8 Cº this century), species are disappearing, and carbon dioxide and methane production (1.4 billion in this century) in the atmosphere is now significantly higher than in the past two centuries. What can we say about this? It does not really sound like just an idea.
The term Anthropocene is becoming more popular among society and according to “Geologists drive golden spike toward Anthropocene’s base” running a “Web search for the Anthropocene and 520,000 results pop up.” Not only that, but universities and colleges already have started to implement courses about the environment and its changes, as well as the Anthropocene era. It is very clear that the word Anthropocene and its meaning to people is starting a new way of interpreting the environment and the relationship between man and nature.
I would like to leave a question for you guys in my first post: What do you think after reading and researching about “Anthropocene”? Do you think that maybe Earth is just naturally adjusting to us or are we breaking the natural cycle that Earth should follow?