New Holocene geological subdivisions. The Anthropocene nowhere to be found.

by Javier The collapse of ancient civilizations defines the latest period. The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) has announced that the proposal by the International Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (ISQS) for the subdivision of the Holocene Series/Epoch has been ratified unanimously by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Official announcement The subdivisions are now:…

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"Welcome to the Fabulous Anthropocene!"

Guest commentary by David Middleton Just to demonstrate that the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) maintains an open mind about things, I thought I would share an recent AAPG Explorer article on the notion of establishing a formal geological epoch in honor of human beings… Defining the Anthropocene Era New research identifies epoch-defining ‘golden…