---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote :
My suggestion for the new name is based on the strong possibility that humans will be so short-sighted, stupid, and greed-driven that they'll bring an end to their own species within a few short years as the result of climate change and self-poisoning. In that case, the species that replaces us on the planet can call this the Anthropobscene period. :-) That's a good one, we have proved ourselves to be a first class killing machine since we first appeared. So much so that future archaeologists might miss the tiny smudge of pollution in the fossil record that could be all that remains of us - if it wasn't for the sudden absence of vast numbers of other creatures we're taking down with us.... ...not such a cheery post for a friday! From: salyavin808 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 12:48 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Has the New Age arrived? Anthropocene: is this the new epoch of humans? A disparate group of experts from around the world will meet for the first time on Thursday for talks on what must rank as one of the most momentous decisions in human history.* The question confronting the scientists and other specialists is straightforward enough, even if the solution is far from simple. Is it time to call an end to the epoch we live in and declare the dawn of a new time period: one defined by humanity’s imprint on the planet? Anthropocene: is this the new epoch of humans? http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/16/-sp-scientists-gather-talks-rename-human-age-anthropocene-holocene http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/16/-sp-scientists-gather-talks-rename-human-age-anthropocene-holocene Anthropocene: is this the new epoch of humans? Geologists, climate scientists, ecologists – and a lawyer – to rule on whether impact of human life on Earth has pushed us into a new epoch View on www.theguardian.com http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/16/-sp-scientists-gather-talks-rename-human-age-anthropocene-holocene Preview by Yahoo * Engaging hyperbole?