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An Epoch Debate

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Science  07 Oct 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6052, pp. 32-37
DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6052.32

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  • Historical Record and Due Credit

    The well-crafted, even-handed discussion by G. Vince of the debate over whether to name this era of unprecedented scale and breadth of anthropogenic impacts the "anthropocene" ("An epoch debate," News Focus, 1 October 2011, p. 32) is both timely and likely to be of interest to a wide range of scientists. Vince credits Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen with coining the term, and implies that he introduced it to the scientific communit...

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