The Anthropocene represents the most recent geological epoch in Earth's history, during which humans have become the most influential species and are having a significant impact on the planet's climate and ecosystems. The intensification of anthropogenic impacts has resulted in a break from the relatively stable conditions that characterized the Holocene epoch.

Reference: UN

Between the forest of acronyms and the technical terms, it is sometimes difficult to understand the vocabulary on the mechanisms and consequences of global warming as well as the means to fight it. To understand the debates that take place on the subject, there are some concepts to know.