That has changed. We are now in a new planetary period where human activities shape the planet. We are now a force that is greater than earth’s natural processes. For instance, we move more sediment and rock than earth’s natural process of erosion.
Do you like to read? This link provides a primer on The Anthropocene: http://www.globaia.org/en/anthropocene/
Do you just enjoy images? These are startling images of our “lines” across the globe. http://www.globaia.org/en/anthropocene/#Maps
Do you prefer to watch video? This video describes the evolution of human’s influence on the planet.