Enter the "Anthropocene" Era

A set of papers published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society  the authors of which contend that recent human activity, including stunning population growth, sprawling megacities and increased use of fossil fuels, have changed the planet to such an extent that we are entering what they call the Anthropocene (New Man) Epoch.

http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/site/2011/anthropocene.xhtml