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The Anthropocene: An Epoch Mistake?

KQED Science | April 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Anthropocene: An Epoch Mistake?

The "Anthropocene," a geology-style name for the present human-dominated era of Earth history, has gotten lots of exposure. But geologists themselves have mixed feelings about actually using it.

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Plastic Substance Created by Pollution Yields a New Word: Plastiglomerate

KQED Science | May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Plastic Substance Created by Pollution Yields a New Word: Plastiglomerate

When future geologists, whatever species they may be, look for our signs in the fossil record of the future, it may be this newly described amalgam of plastic and sediment.

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What Australia’s “Angry Summer” May Indicate About California’s Future Climate

KQED Science | June 27, 2013 | 4 Comments

What Australia’s “Angry Summer” May Indicate About California’s Future Climate

The record-breaking Australian summer of 2012–13 could not have happened without the human disturbances—greenhouse gases, aerosols and ozone—that underlie global warming. Australia’s experience may provide a clue about the future for dry continental areas like our own American West.

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