More human impact on Planet

Oh woe. The challenges we face, culturally and in our environment, must be driving a lot of folks bananas. Driver, bring up the Black Hole.

To add more worry worries me, but facts are better than worries.

Global studies show that human-driven environmental changes are affecting many parts of the Earth’s system, in addition to its climate.

For example:

  • Half of Earth’s land surface is now domesticated for direct human use.
  • 75 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully or over-exploited.
  • The composition of today´s atmosphere is well outside the range of natural variability the Earth has maintained over the last 650,000 years.
  • The Earth is now in the midst of its sixth great extinction event.

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