April 24th, 2019

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Word of the Day 04/24/19 Anthropocene

Anthropocene (noun)
Anthropocene / (ænˈθrɒpəˌsiːn) /


noun
1. the Anthropocene a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment


Origin: C21: from anthropo- and -cene , coined by Paul Crutzen (born 1933), Nobel-winning Dutch chemist

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