The Anthropocene: Inconvenient Facts for a Human-driven Earth System

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Findings Published in Prestigious Journal Science / Earth Scientist Reinhold Leinfelder from Freie Universität Berlin Is Contributing Author

An international group of Earth scientists as well as scientists from other disciplines has determined that the impact of human activities on the Earth marks a new geological era: the Anthropocene. The researchers, including Reinhold Leinfelder from Freie Universität Berlin, consider the beginning of the era to be the mid-20th century. The Anthropocene is characterized by the proliferation of materials such as elementary aluminum, concrete, plastic, fly ash, and the so-called fallout from nuclear weapon tests over the entire planet. ...

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