n.— «As we rapidly enter a new Earth system domain, the “Anthropocene” era, the debate about distinguishing human effects from natural variability will inevitably abate in the face of increased understanding of climate and biogeochemical cycles.» —“The Global Carbon Cycle: A Test of Our Knowledge of Earth as a System” by P. Falkowski et al. Science Oct. 13, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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