This timeline presents some of the major events associated with the Anthropocene idea. Green features correspond to starting dates of the Anthropocene discussed in the peer-reviewed literature. A proposal to formalise the Anthropocene is being developed by the Anthropocene Working Group for consideration by the International Commission on Stratigraphy, with a current target date of 2016. Green titles represent proposed dates for the beginning of the Anthropocene.
Source: Nature, 2015.
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