n.— «Considering these and many other major and still growing impacts of human activities on earth and atmosphere, and at all, including global, scales, it seems to us more than appropriate to emphasize the central role of mankind in geology and ecology by proposing to use the term “anthropocene” for the current geological epoch.» —“The ‘Anthropocene’” by Paul J. Crutzen, Eugene F. Stoermer in International Geosphere–Biosphere Programme Global Change Newsletter (Stockholm, Sweden) May, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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