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(Phys Org2)   Welcome to the new age, to the new age... Welcome to the new age, to the new age... Anthropocene, Anthoropocene, I'm radioactive, radioactive   (phys.org) divider line
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2022-07-05 7:12:20 PM  
I think you could make a case for the late 18th century (beginning of the Industrial Age) being the true start of the Anthropocene era.  That's really the start of large scale pollution of air and water and the continual increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
 
2022-07-05 7:27:37 PM  

Snapper Carr: I think you could make a case for the late 18th century (beginning of the Industrial Age) being the true start of the Anthropocene era.  That's really the start of large scale pollution of air and water and the continual increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.


I too find it strange to start the Anthropocene with atomspheric testing of nuclear weapons.

Veritasium had a great video on how leaded gasoline used in vehicles in the 30s and beyond spread lead all over the world, throwing off calculations for the age of the Earth. Even Antarctica had higher than normal lead concentrations.

I think the late 18th century makes more sense than atomic testing.
 
2022-07-05 7:54:01 PM  
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My ancestor was responsible for the spark of the industrial revolution in the British Isles. Sorry.
 
2022-07-05 8:08:58 PM  

I'm Mr. Meeseeks!: Snapper Carr: I think you could make a case for the late 18th century (beginning of the Industrial Age) being the true start of the Anthropocene era.  That's really the start of large scale pollution of air and water and the continual increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

I too find it strange to start the Anthropocene with atomspheric testing of nuclear weapons.

Veritasium had a great video on how leaded gasoline used in vehicles in the 30s and beyond spread lead all over the world, throwing off calculations for the age of the Earth. Even Antarctica had higher than normal lead concentrations.

I think the late 18th century makes more sense than atomic testing.


i agree. it should start with the industrial revolution and widespread use of fossil fuels, at the latest.

but anyway.....


Tori Amos - New Age (Brisbane, 21st November 2014)
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2022-07-05 11:03:46 PM  
In the nick of time, we boomers will be very dead when the shiat really hits the fan globally. I'm sorry for all the planetary endangerment we are responsible for. My time left on this Earth is soon to draw to a close, and for my life conditions I fear not. It's the following generations that shall inherit our severe farkups. I pity you.
 
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