I would vote to accept and implement the new epoch to the calendar. I also agree that after WW2 would be a good starting point. After the Earth population more than doubled in the 50-year time span. The amount of energy required more than tripled (estimate from figure 1 – Steffen). Therefore, the amount of bad chemicals added to the atmosphere followed suit. That’s why early scientists began seeing the change in climate. Also, Wilson (From Kolbert “Enter the Anthropocene”) calculates that: “the biomass produced by humans has multiplied by nearly 100 times than that of any other large animal species that has ever walked on Earth.” The 1940s – 60s are also when humans began claiming larger and larger cities. With this influx of humans, the demand of timber and food skyrocketed. This lead to large number of trees to be cut down for agriculture and deforestation ran rampant. With less trees and plants in general, natures “carbon dioxide cleaners” had more work to do with less plants.
This puts our attempts to redirect climate change at a standstill. If someone is more concerned with conforming to a group than to do something about climate change, nothing will end up happening. I would start talking to people to see what their point of views are. From there I would decide how to continue forward or if I even should. Some people don’t like to change their minds with a simple conversation. In my experience, the best way to convince someone of something is to speak to them with respect and make it a pleasant conversation. The best thing you can do, is make that person walk away thinking about your point of view.