Could humans really destroy all life on Earth?

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Publication Info: BBC Global News

Date of Publication: May 21

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: BBC Future

Author(s): Santhosh Mathew

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The seemingly insatiable human tendency to consume is changing our planet and the life on it, but can we change our behavior?

Among the many global catastrophic risks known to humans, some are entertained in the media more than the others. Asteroid impacts, supervolcano eruptions, and climate change have all received the Hollywood treatment. And each of these has taken a devastating toll on our planet’s life in the past. Yet, unknown to many people, a new global threat capable of destroying life itself is brewing in the shadows of our everyday lives. It’s driven by the immense human desire for material consumption. And paradoxically it is a consequence of human life itself.

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