Yet another global survey has identified the devastation of the Anthropocene. By 2050, the landscapes will be degraded even more.
Astrobiology—the search for alien life—suggests a lesson for us here on earth: Civilization may not be sustainable over geological eras but, rather, self-destroying.
Our planet has entered the Anthropocene, some scientists argue—a new geologic era of human modification of the natural world. The latest evidence? Roads.
Book Suggests That as a Result of Our Environmental Actions, We Are Contemplating Our Own Extinction
Human mistreatment of the planet is ushering in a new geological era—one that will not be pleasant, according to public ethics professor Clive Hamilton's "Defiant Earth."
It's not humanity alone that threatens life on earth. The bigger culprit is an economic and political system that relies on endless global appropriation of cheap food, energy, raw materials and labor.
Researchers predict that the hothouse effect of runaway greenhouse gases would ultimately boil our planet dry and make it incapable of sustaining life.
The postindustrial 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.