Holocene man (and woman and children) learnt to survive melting glaciers, a warming earth, rising seas, and the onset of agriculture, mining, organized religion, and industry. Now the Holocene is ended and we pass into a new geological age. What an extraordinary thought that we have lived through the end of an epoch to enter another.
It is not yet entirely clear what the new epoch is called–most likely it will be the Anthropocene. Here is a bit on where the name comes from: