Mankind gave a giant leap when stepped on the Moon. But it was not the only one. For thousands of years we have been breaking ground, occupying, exploring and transforming the planet. In the last decades we have caused more changes than during our entire existence. We went beyond the Earth limits not only through spatial exploration but because we extracted nature resources faster than it can restore them. We are in the Anthropocene, the epoch of humans. How did we get here?
Today we are more than 7 billion people. Viewed from this distance, our presence in the planet goes unnoticed except at night due to the lights of cities. The beautiful blue color covers the deforestation, the draughts, the shortage of fresh water, the soil erosion, the loss of biodiversity, the pollution of oceans and atmosphere. But seen from so far away we finally understand that the Earth unlike the current development model leads us to believe, is finite. But, according to researches, if we go on like this, we will be needing resources from three planets Earth to supply the world population’s demands by 2050.
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