Решение проблем в антропоцене

СТОКГОЛЬМ. Сделайте глубокий вдох. Насладитесь его вкусом. Теперь подумайте вот о чем: ни один из предков современного человека никогда не дышал ничем подобным ‑ и, при нынешнем состоянии дел, то же касается и наших потомков.

С начала промышленной революции деятельность человека существенно изменила состав атмосферы. Уровень содержания углекислого газа в воздухе выше, чем он был в течение как минимум последних 800 000 лет. Количество азота и серы, циркулирующих через систему Земли, удвоилось. pH океана изменяется с беспрецедентной скоростью, достигнув уровня кислотности, которого морские организмы не испытывали на протяжении последних 20 миллионов лет.

Очевидно что люди ‑ которые на данный момент занимают почти 40% земной поверхности, не покрытой льдом ‑ формируют многие фундаментальные процессы планеты. По словам лауреата Нобелевской премии Пола Кратзена, этот сдвиг настолько глубок, что ведет к началу новой эпохи: антропоцена

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