Jonathan Leake PR Hack
Jonathan Leake, Science Editor
Scientists are to announce the start of a new phase of geological time to mark the huge impact of humans on the planet.
They argue that humanity is having such a powerful effect on the Earth’s geological processes that they must declare an end to the Holocene, the era covering the 11,500 years since the last ice age, and the start of the Anthropocene — the “age of man”.
Except of course it isn't "officially" - it is just PR hype for the Royal Society's Blatherfest