A long, long time ago, back when Earth was emerging from its last ice age and humans still hunted giant sloths, life was good. The environment was stable, and it gave our species a chance to rise, develop civilization, and invent amazing things like science and poetry and grapefruit spoons. But all that ingenuity is now leaving a mark on the planet, and it's making the future of our species uncertain. In 2009, an international group of scientists got together to determine just how bad the situation is. The answer? Things aren't great, but if we stay within their nine guidelines, there might still be hope.
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Written by Ashley Hamer November 28, 2018
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