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January 28, 2008
You are living in the Anthropocene Epoch.
So now you know.
15 years ago
But ... it's science ... *points to science*
I tend to agree with the article. The rapid changed we've made in the past couple hundred years can't help but have changed the planet.
/looks at science
People didn't question science back in the Holocene Epoch. Them were the days.
People didn't question science back in the Holocene Epoch. Them were the days, I tell ya...
Precambrian Epoch, now
an epoch you could set your watch to. If you had one back then, which of course you didn't.
Oh, everyone gets e-pochs. It's a kind of computer virus.
Interesting article, Koko!
So are we synchronising our watches then or no?
I have seven forty-six, Hercule...
So, it's all Henry Ford's fault?
But...but...I was told that when the Anthropocene Epoch finally arrived we'd all have reliable, affordable high-speed internet access! THIS IS ALL I CARE ABOUT! THERE CAN BE NO GOD!!!
Ralph, there is a god, and he is Gates.
Oh now that's just going too far. You are fucking banned.
Tired of that old, boring climate? Sick of having an idea of what Winter and Summer will bring? Well say gooooooooooood bye Holocene and hellllllllo Anthropocene! We've got more floods, catastrophic winds, plagues, pestilence and more!
I have been living in a world of my own for as long as I can remember and will not be changing now, whatever the pointy-heads are saying.
Who brought Metafilter into this?
Blizzards in China
Loving this new era!
Apparently we are only really coming to the end of the last Ice Age any way (that little sloth guy was funny, wasn't he?), so China shouldn't be that surprised.
Earth will be dead in another billion years or so anyways...
Ain't no scene like the Anthropocene, muthafucka!
When they put me in charge of an epoch, there will be one hell of a lot more three day weekends. Vote for me!
Three thousand year weekends where everything is closed.
I suggest ArseHoProObscene Epoch.
But maybe the introduction of agriculture was just as big. Huge changes to landscape. We should have Holocene ending about intro of agriculture. Then we can have Agriculture age. Then industrial.
Roll on the Gothoscene! Survival of the emo-est.
The Goths' impact on the global climate cannot be underestimated. By sheer will alone they reduced the amount of sunlight hitting the earth by 8.5%, which over a period of two decades affected crop production worldwide. This reduction in sunlight in turn created increased instances of moping, which in turn created more Goths, thereby compounding the problem. I'm partially to blame because I fucking hate the sun. Sorry.