Have you heard of the Anthropocene? It’s a relatively new term, but one which is rapidly becoming commonplace in scientific and geology arenas. Until recently, geologists had labelled that the current geological era, which we are currently in, as the Holocene (the period since the last Ice Age). But there are increasing calls for a new name to be used instead, in order to recognise the impact that man’s activities are having on the planet. The name Anthropocene seems appropriate given that man’s actions have caused many plant and animal species to become extinct, and the climate of the planet to change irreversibly. Looking forward, how will we adapt to meet the new changes of the Anthropocene era?