Stratigraphy is the study of finding the position and order of geological and archaeological remains in the strata of the earth layers. So if I was on the council of adding or rejecting the idea of the anthropocene epoch to the time scale then I would surely accept it. I would accept it because the anthropocene is how the humans have impacted the climate and environment around earth. Speaking about Montana I believe the anthropocene epoch should start sometime this year or even started last year because as you can see the effects of global warming and other factors stemming from humans have already impacted a place like Montana, which means less snow and warmer days, lots of rain.
Climate change is a huge thing in Montana because it is easy to see the changes even without much experience in the field. I strongly believe that people go with he social norm of climate change instead of actually knowing the full facts, but in Montana I would say it is easier to tell. This affects our ability to develop solutions to remediate climate change because, the test results of students and people uniformed are not conclusive enough to work with and develop a big solution to fix or help alleviate some of the problems. I would say something that would help encourage conversations about climate change between different people is something that Dr. Cathy Whitlock said at the end, “ instead of us calling it climate change, why don’t we just say lets change the climate.” This way s less provoking and easier to understand for those like me who don’t fully understand a lot about climate change.