19 May 2016

Timing the Anthropocene

From Our Changing World, 9:20 pm on 19 May 2016

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Later this year, an international committee will decide whether the Holocene epoch has given way to the Anthropocene, a geological period in which human impacts have overwhelmed natural processes.

One of the points of discussion is when the Anthropocene began, and Veronika Meduna meets NIWA geochemist Helen Bostock to get a Southern Hemisphere perspective on the debate.