Joseph Stromberg's What Is The Anthropocene And Are We In It?

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The Anthropocene The belief that human beings are permanently changing planet Earth has made an impact on what the time period we currently live in should be called. In Joseph Stromberg’s article, What is the Anthropocene and Are We in It? , he notes that experts claim, “…human kind have caused mass extinctions of plant and animal species, polluted the oceans and altered the atmosphere, among other lasting impacts.”(Stromberg, 1) The Anthropocene is the name of the geological time period that geologists and environmental advocates have dubbed us to currently be in. The term combines the root Anthropo, which means “man” and the root cene, which means “new”. Nobel Prize winning scientist Paul Crutzen proposed the term, Anthropocene, after
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