Online Event – The Earth’s New Epoch: Anthropocene Debates and the Anthropocene Working Group

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The Earth’s New Epoch: Anthropocene Debates and Anthropocene Working Group

Friday, April 29, 2022, 11am – 12pm CST

Hosted by Guelph Institute for Environmental Research

Join us to hear from environmental historian, Dr. John McNeill, about his work making the case for the Anthropocene as a new geologic epoch.

The Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER) is joined by environmental historian Dr. John McNeill (Georgetown University) as he discusses his work on the Anthropocene Working Group tasked with making the case for the Anthropocene as a new geologic epoch.

Learn about the significance of this decision, the difficulties of determining a geologic marker to signal the shifting of epochs, and a fascinating overview of how humans have, in recent history, begun refashioning Earth’s biome.

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