Academic discusses Anthropocene for BBC Radio 4s The Life Scientific programme

Professor Jan Zalasiewicz (pictured) from the Department of Geology featured on BBC Radio Four’s ‘The Life Scientific’ programme to discuss research into the Anthropocene, a man-made epoch changing the planet’s geology.

Professor Zalasiewicz explained his research and involvement with the Anthropocene Working Group, working to formalise the epoch as a new part of the Geological Time Scale.

He also discussed his work on the ‘technosphere’, a human-made layer of strata around the earth, now amassing to some 30 trillion tons, which includes modern towns and cities and their foundations, and which will become part of the Earth’s geology in the future.

An interview with Professors Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams about the 'technosphere' is available below: