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Human Impact on Earth’s Climate Ushers in New Geological Era

A large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, in April 2010. Gerald Herbert/AP

By Glynn Wilson – Homo sapiens have impacted the Earth’s climate to such a pervasive extent that scientists are urging the ushering in of a new geological era. We have now left the Holocene epoch and entered the Anthropocene, according to a new study out Thursday from the journal Science. The Holocene epoch, which scientists…