Is Mankind Doomed?

January 16, 2015 5:39 AM

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University of Wisconsin-Madison director for the Center for Limnology, Steve Carpenter led an 18-member research team that published a recent report discussing that human civilization on this planet has crossed four of nine “planetary boundaries.” This means that we have altered the earth so much that we may close to a doomsday, so to speak.

These “boundaries” include climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, the alteration of biogeochemical cycles, and land-system change; and these changes have pushed humanity outside a “safe operating space.”

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