1 Million Species Are Threatened with Extinction Thanks to Humans, UN Report Says
A comprehensive United Nations report compiled by more than 450 researchers warns of a dire future for both humans and nature if business continues as usual.
This City Builder Asks You to Rebuild the World After Climate Devastation
'Lichenia' is an alternative to SimCity that challenges you to experiment in the post-apocalyptic unknown.
‘Runaway Collapse’ of Environment Could Cause the Next Great Recession
“Mainstream political and policy debates have failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage.”
European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate
Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992
Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
Climate Change May Practically Sterilize Male Insects
Male reproductive damage under heat wave conditions could be contributing to biodiversity declines in the Anthropocene.
The ‘Farmosopher’ Creating Language for Our Climate Doom and Rebirth
Retired professor Glenn A. Albrecht has coined new words to describe the full range of positive and negative emotions we have toward the environment.
We Still Don’t Understand the Superstorms of the Anthropocene
Hurricane Michael has killed five people and counting in Virginia—more than 800 miles from where the storm first made landfall.
Human-Driven Climate Change Is Literally Making Earth ‘Wobble’
As the planet warms, ice loss at the poles—especially in Greenland—is having an effect on polar motion.
Björk’s Beautiful 'Utopia' Is Hopeful in the Face of Decay
Björk Guðmundsdóttir has always worked together with nature, but on her new album, for the first time, she creates her own ecology. It's a stunning response to our ugly Anthropocene.
The Paleontologist Who Finds Anthropocene Insights in the Dinosaur Age
Steve Brusatte explains how these spectacular bygone animals shaped our present, and how they can inform our future.
The Anthropocene Will Help Astrobiologists Understand Alien Worlds
Researchers propose a new alternative to the Kardashev Scale.