The climate change we caused is here for at least 50,000 years

2023 has seen climate records being not just broken, but smashed. By September there had already been 38 days when global average temperatures exceeded pre-industrial ones by 1.5°C.

Earth's freshwater is getting saltier, and people are to blame

Human activities are making the globe saltier, specifically in our soils, fresh water and air, according to a new study. The excess salt has already caused serious issues in freshwater supplies in recent decades.

Invasive species threaten food supply and public health worldwide

Non-native species—displaced either by global trade and travel or by climate change—pose "a severe global threat" to local biodiversity, food security as well as public health, a new report has found.

Ancient Manmade Fires Drove Mass Extinction

Fossils from La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California suggest that sabertooth cats and other large North American mammals disappeared as a result of wildfires spurred by human activity.

Global Warming Directly Confirmed For The First Time

Direct observations for the first time confirmed the long-standing predictions: radiative forcings of Earth are increasing due to human actions, affecting the planet’s energy balance and ultimately causing climate change.

Most of the Solar System Should be a Protected Wilderness

Taking cue from humanity’s most pressing existential threats – overpopulation and climate change – international team of researches recommend that limits be established now before exponential growth strips our System of its resources.

Universal Basic Income - a simple blueprint for survival

The Anthropocene appears to be an epoch of destruction and extinction. But two simple ideas - the Universal Basic Income and Half Planet - could finally transform human society into a sustainable and pleasant place.

Humanity's indelible mark on the planet

Humanity Makes Up Just 0.01 Percent Of The Earth's Biomass - But We've Destroyed Over Fifty Percent Of The Rest.

Earth as hybrid planet

New classification places Anthropocene era in astrobiological context.

Will naming the Anthropocene lead to acceptance of our planet-level impact?

Does a name in itself have sufficient symbolic power to cause a paradigm shift in how humans perceive our role in the changing geological patterns of the planet?

Our "Technosphere": 30 Trillion Tons of Man-Made Stuff

For the first time, scientists have estimated the weight of all of the structures, products and waste that humans have created.