When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth’s Fate? An Epoch Debate

National Public Radio: Humans have had such a huge impact on the Earth that some geologists think the human era should be enshrined in the official timeline of our planet. They want to give the age of humans a formal name, just as scientists use terms like the Jurassic or the Cretaceous to talk about the age of dinosaurs. "If the Anthropocene began in 1945, then the entire story of changing the surface of the Earth by cutting forests and plowing prairies occurred before the Anthropocene. Does that make sense?" -......

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