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The End of the Holocene Complacency? Welcome to the Anthropocene.
Geologists categorize the last geologic epoch of the Earth’s history, beginning around 12,000 years ago with the end of the last Ice Age, as the “Holocene.” A key characteristic of this epoch has been a relatively stable climate. All of human civilization evolved during this epoch. For thousands of years throughout the Holocene humans migrated, sought and grew food, fought wars, constructed and demolished empires, developed technologies. (more…)