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Big Question: Is Earth Past the Tipping Point?

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For 10,000 years, our world seemed endless. The sky was the limit. But today's world looks much smaller. We've cleared, consumed and polluted our way across the globe. The planet is shrinking. Have we pushed Earth past the tipping point? That's a critical issue we explore in our second Big Question video, which draws on research from "Planetary Boundaries: A Safe Operating Space for Humanity," published this past fall in the journal Nature.



This video coincides with "Boundaries for a Healthy Planet," IonE Director Jonathan Foley's cover story in Scientific American magazine's April 2010 issue.


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Many of us are totally oblivious of the serious consequences of how we human beings have contributed to the biggest role in polluting the earth. I hope all efforts like yours will help change the way we live.

When you look around cities, towns and villages it is fair and but also sad to say that our way of life has changed everything around us. I really do not think that one day we shall replenish our environment to look the way it was fifty years ago! Nevertheless, every effort such as yours is a very welcome attempt to cause an impact.

Any chance of getting a copy of the Nature article?
Michael

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