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  • Mt. Sinabung Erupts In Indonesia, Thousands Flee
    Mt. Sinabung is a pleistocene-to-holocene stratovolcano located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s OK if you aren’t sure what exactly that means, because the word that is important in the previous sentence is volcano, mainly because of what they are known …
    Sept. 19, 2013 - WebProNews
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  • James Hansen in Earth & Sky
    Civilization developed,Hansen writes, "during a period of unusual climate stability, the Holocene, now almost 12,000 years in duration. That period is about to end."
  • Paul Crutzen in Nature.com (subscription)
    In Nature in 2002 Paul Crutzen wrote an article stating, "It seems appropriate to assign the term 'Anthropocene' to the present, in many ways human-dominated, geological epoch, supplementing the Holocene - the warm period of the past 10-12...
  • Eman Ghoneim in New Scientist (subscription)
    The researchers plan to return to the area for fieldwork to determine the exact age of the lake; though Ghoneim says they know it is "definitely a pre-Holocene lake", which would make it over 11,000 years old.

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