Gill interviewed by Nature on concept of using the term ‘Anthropocene’

Nature interviewed University of Maine associate professor of terrestrial paleoecology Jacquelyn Gill on the concept of using the term “Anthropocene,” which defines the age of irreversible human impacts on the planet, in light of a decision by geologists to not mark Anthropocene as an official period in Earth’s geological timeline. “It’s a term that belongs to everyone. To people working in philosophy and literary criticism, in the arts, in the humanities, the sciences,” said Gill. She added that it should be looked at as a loose term as opposed to being strictly defined, and that people could do a better job of positively evaluating the relationship between humans and the environment.