Have you ever heard of it? Probably not!
Well, because it's not officially declared yet. But ain't you curious to know about it? Especially when we are supposedly living in this era.
Let's say our planet's life is divided into different time frames. The first one is known as the Pleistocene epoch, it started around 2.6 million years ago and lasted until 11,700 years ago. That was when the last ice age occurred. In total, there have been five ice ages since the Earth was formed, i.e., in the past 4.6 billion years. Even the homo sapiens were evolved during the Pleistocene epoch only. Back then, the climate was much colder and drier since most of the water on the Earth's surface was in the form of ice.
We have come a long way since the Pleistocene epoch, and we can definitely witness that by merely looking around. Post this era, the next phase of Earth is said to be the Holocene epoch. Scientists have claimed that it is the current geological epoch, but that's a topic of ongoing discussion, and the verdict on this is yet to come. The Holocene period began nearly 12,000 to 11,500 years ago, and it is said that it's still ongoing. The climate has changed drastically ever since humans have set foot on this planet. This era encompasses the growth and impact of human species worldwide. It also witnessed the development of civilizations, technological revolutions, and the evolution of human and animal species across the globe. But that's not it! Climate change, deforestation, pollution, the extension of many animal species due to the adverse effects of pollution are also the things that took place during the Holocene epoch.
But the intriguing question is that, where does this Anthropocene come into the picture? Well, the Anthropocene is not only the buzzword amongst the environmentalists these days, but it's also the current epoch. It is also known as the age of humans because of the impact we have created on our planet. Animal species are going extinct 100 times faster than they would have without climate change. Whereas, the population of humans is doubling. This is said to be the sixth mass extinction in the history of Earth when the biodiversity and the animal species are lost so quickly. What could be worse? The air around us is not fit to breathe in, water bodies are turning into dead zones. Global warming is resulting in the melting of glaciers, rising sea levels, floods, droughts, hurricanes, etc.
We can and must ease the pressure on our planet. We can choose to buy less and recycle more. We can take into consideration the idea of adoption. We can give rise to community awareness. Guys, there's a lot that we can do, only if we choose to. We hope you make the right choice.
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