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Chapter 5: Welcome to the Anthropocene

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In chapter 5, E. K. explores the idea that there has been a paradigm shift in the geological era, meaning that we have gone from one way of thinking about the era that we are in and what influences it to a totally different idea. This era that we are in, the Anthropocene which is a word invented by Paul Crutzen, focuses on the detrimental effects that this human dominated era is having on the environment over time.