The Human Asteroid
Over the years, scientists have debated the cause of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Now, a panel of 41 international experts says it's official: a massive asteroid around 15 kilometers wide slamming into Earth at Chicxulub, Mexico is the culprit. After surveying a wide variety of evidence for the competing theories, the panel said the telling evidence was the structures preserved in the interior of the crater. Computer models predicted how much rock was vaporized or ejected by the impact. "Our work lets us visualize the astonishing events of the few minutes after impact," said Dr. Penny Barton, who led the group. "The front of the asteroid hit the Earth while the far side was still out in the upper atmosphere, punching a hole though the Earth's atmosphere."
Now, at this moment in time,
What is meant by this is that humans - homo sapiens, have become so powerful that if we don't change, our impact will (not might, but will) ruin the ecosystem to the point of no return.
Global warming, deforestation, over-population, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, hunger, poverty, and the rate of species extinction are just a few of the ways human behavior is already affecting life today.
Fortunately, there is a solution.To change this, we need a SHIFT in identity, relationship and culture.
We shall also need to know the difference between Tucas and Pirc.
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