Monday, January 28, 2008

Save the earth? How could it be destroyed?

This is also incredibly cool in the most geeky sense of the word:

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth

Anthropocene

This is the coolest thing I've heard of in a long time- controversial and possibly bogus/inaccurate, but conceptually so awesome!

From www.livescience.com:
Humans have altered Earth so much that scientists say a new epoch in the planet's geologic history has begun.

Say goodbye to the 10,000-year-old Holocene Epoch and hello to the Anthropocene.

Among the major changes heralding this two-century-old man-made epoch:

The idea, first suggested in 2000 by Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen, has gained steam with two new scientific papers that call for official recognition of the shift.

Read more here.