Holocene epoch

(redirected from Anthropocene epoch)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for Holocene epoch

approximately the last 10,000 years

References in periodicals archive ?
Innovations in environmental sustainability law will certainly evolve as humans learn to adapt to the conditions found in the Anthropocene epoch. For example if recognizing the three principles does motivate reforms, we may then inquire what sorts of changes reliance on the Principle of Resilience could induce.
Robinson, Beyond Sustainability: Environmental Management for the Anthropocene Epoch, 12 J.
These human activities, which form the basis for the proposed ongoing Anthropocene epoch, are also the very activities that are driving the current mass extinction.
Coverage includes the World Ocean in the Anthropocene epoch, and taking responsibility for the human impact on the seas; the use of the regulatory framework and technology to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; using technology and the law to fight illegal oil pollution from ships; bioprospecting for marine genetic resources; and the issue of defining the extent of the continental shelf and establishing its outer limits by many coastal states beyond 200 nautical miles.
The Rockefeller Foundation Lancet Commission on planetary health (2015) has called for the need to safeguard human health in what they called the "Anthropocene Epoch" - a new geological epoch that recognizes the impact of humanity on the earth's ecological systems.
The third part questions whether nature and Gaia are still necessary concepts if the Anthropocene emerges as a scientific concept; what the role is of eco-politics and governance in an Anthropocene epoch; and how climate change, whether the Anthropocene becomes an epoch or not, is affecting people's lives and generating increasing migrations to safer places (until eventually people run out of places to run to in order to protect themselves from adverse climatic conditions).
In this new Anthropocene epoch, the 'Age of Humans', we have become so numerous, our technology so powerful, and our lives so interconnected that we are now a force of nature on a geological scale.
An unofficial term designating the geologic epoch in which we live, the "Age of Man." Because humans are having widespread effects on the planet that can be measured in the geologic record, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is investigating whether the current Holocene epoch should end and an Anthropocene epoch begin.