Skill 10: The Anthropocene

The systemic ‘shocks’ outlined in this Module have contributed to the creation of a new geological epoch. In the final skill of Module 1 you will learn about our transition into this new epoch – welcome to The Anthropocene!

For the past 10,000-12,000 years, we have lived in what scientists have defined as the Holocene. Scientists now claim we’ve entered a new epoch – The Anthropocene – due to man’s role in shaping the environment.

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