29 July 2017 — Climate & Capitalism
A planet transformed
Scientists find irreversible changes that have no precedent in the 4.54 billion years of Earth history, caused by new human-made materials
‘Omnipresent’ signs demonstrating the effects of human impact on England’s landscape have been revealed by researchers from the University of Leicester.
Concrete structures forming a new, human-made rock type; ash particles in the landscape; and plastic debris are just a few of the new materials irreversibly changing England’s landscape and providing evidence of the effects of the Anthropocene, the research suggests.