A cattle farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil. 60% of all mammals on Earth are livestock. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact
May 21, 2018 — Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet.
Continue reading Human race just 0.01% of all life but has eradicated most other living things Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters There are parallels between today’s and past greenhouse gas-driven climate changes
August 1, 2017 — Coincidence doesn’t prove causality, as they say, but when the same two things happen together over and over again through the vast span of geological time, there must be a causal link.
Continue reading Underground magma triggered Earth’s worst mass extinction with greenhouse gases Photos via J.S. Hoffman et al., Science(2017), J.S. Hoffman et al., Science (2017), Flickr / NASA Goddard Photo and Video What does this mean for coastal cities?
January 22, 2017 — The last time the Earth’s oceans were this warm, coastlines were a lot farther inland than they are now. In a study published in the academic journal Science on Thursday, January 19, climate scientists say that current sea surface temperatures are
Continue reading Last Interglacial Period Had Similar Temps, Higher Sea Levels LOST FOREVER? World Heritage-listed forests that trace their origins back to the supercontinent Gondwana have been burnt by Australian bushfires raging for more than two weeks, with conservationists increasingly fearful they could be lost forever. Photo by Warren Frey/Tasmania Fire Service/AFP One of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world, the Tasmanian Wilderness is part of the World Heritage list because of its significant natural and cultural values
SYDNEY, Australia (Jan. 30, 2016) — World Heritage-listed forests whose origins pre-date the age of the dinosaurs are being destroyed by raging Australian bushfires, with conservationists increasingly fearful they could be lost forever.
Continue reading Australia bushfires raze ancient World Heritage-listed forests A 2013 art installation by Robin Wollston (Image via geekwire.com) The post-industrial impacts that humans have had on the Earth and its atmosphere may pinpoint the mid-20th century as the start of a new geological epoch.
January 18, 2016 — GEOLOGISTS ARE CONVINCED that humans have left a mark upon the planet that will detectable millions of years from now.
Continue reading The beginning of the Anthropocene Age, Humans leave indelible mark