Geological Epoch

Epoch, Geological

 

an interval of time in the earth’s geological history, during which a layer of rock that forms a series was deposited. Epochs are subdivided into ages. Two or three epochs constitute a period. (See alsoGEOCHRONOLOGY.)

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Still less do we know of the mutual relations of the innumerable inhabitants of the world during the many past geological epochs in its history.
During the geological epochs the ocean originally prevailed everywhere.
Thus it may be that, contemporary with the later geological epochs, they are due to the expansion of natural forces.
As scientists have conclusively shown, in the last decade, we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activity -- in particular, economic activity -- has been the dominant factor influencing Earth's climate and environment.
As scientists have conclusively shown, in the last decade, we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activity in particular, economic activity has been the dominant factor influencing Earth's climate and environment.
Summary: We have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activity - in particular, economic activity - has been the dominant...
In the last two hundred years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene', or the Age of Man.
In their otherwise highly technology-focused accounts of the drivers of the Anthropocene--the proposed new geological epoch in which humans are the defining force--natural and social scientists have generally neglected law as a technology of social organization, argues Vi[+ or -]uales, and when they do discuss law, tend to assume that its role is to tackle the negative externalities of transactions--their environmental or social impacts--rather than the core of the underlying transactions--the organization of production and consumption.
The Anthropocene--the proposed name for our current geological epoch, one that designates the contemporary moment as one where human activity is the defining and dominant geological force on Earth--has served as a philosophical lightning rod.
Experts say the Antropocene, a new geological epoch, should be declared because of humanity's impact on the earth.
The Anthropocene describes a new geological epoch characterized by the primacy of human impact on Earth system processes, including the climate system.

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