• Chandra Bhushan

To reverse mass extinction of species, set quantitative goals for wildlife, biodiversity protection

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), has systematically divided and named all of Earth’s 4.5 billion year history. The length of time has been split from the longest to shortest as eons, eras, periods and ages. According to IUGS, we are currently in the Phanerozoic eon, Cenozoic era, Quaternary period, Holocene epoch and Meghalayan age. But a large number of scientists are converging around the understanding that the classification needs a quick revision. They believe that our planet has already moved into a new epoch called the Anthropocene – the age of the humans. This is based on the fact that humans today have the most dominant influence on environment and climate. We are literally changing the face of the Earth. And, one of the ways we are doing this is by decimating other species.

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