Holocene epoch

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Holocene epoch

or

Recent epoch

that part of GEOLOGICAL TIME which has elapsed since the last ice age ended; the last 10,000 years of the QUATERNARY PERIOD.
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Or are human beings doomed to have the Anthropocene epoch (a neologism for a new age caused by man that is characterized by an increase in greenhouse gases, ocean acidification, and climate change) end in a huge and horrid wipeout.
The decision will be eventually taken by an International Commission when the Anthropocene Epoch is formally added into the geological timeline.
The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health report, Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch, establishes clear linkages between planetary and human health.
And so he ate his light dinner on the sidewalk looking out on Unter den Linden, and what he explained was how to become a hero in the first uncertain, uneven years of the Anthropocene Epoch.
TODAY'S ANTHROPOCENE EPOCH: AN ARENA FOR "SUSTAINABILITY" LAW?
We have entered the Anthropocene epoch, the Age of Humans (page 30), and our report card is not good.
Citing such issues as the build-up of greenhouse gases, the transformation of land surfaces, the species extinction rate in tropical forests, and the acidification of the oceans, the Society's committee declared we are now living in the Anthropocene epoch and in this period human civilization essentially creates, or at least dominantly influences, its own environment.