The Current | Sep 7, 2011 | 24:00

The Anthropocene

The Current's new season-long project, Game Changer, will look at the biggest game changer of all: Us. In fact, humans have become such an overwhelming presence on the Earth that scientists are now debating whether humans have ushered in a new geologic epoch - The Anthropocene - an age defined by human-induced mass extinctions, landscape transformation and changes to the chemistry of the oceans and atmosphere.

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