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Earth could cross a sort of tipping point that would trigger further warming.

The world could hit a tipping point that causes warming to spiral out of control — a scenario scientists call ‘Hothouse Earth’

Humans could warm the world enough that natural systems would change in ways that trigger further warming. The authors of a new paper refer to this threat as "Hothouse Earth."

Scientists say we’re witnessing the planet’s sixth mass extinction — and ‘biological annihilation’ is the latest sign

Animal populations all over the planet are declining so rapidly that a process of "biological annihilation" is now ongoing. That will devastate ecosystems.

Earth entered a new epoch on July 16, 1945 — and that’s just the beginning of how humans have changed the planet

While nature is responsible for more than 5,000 of Earth's minerals, people are responsible for more than 200. That impact will be noticeable for many years.