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Humans Are Changing Climate Faster Than Natural Forces by CityTech Blogger Keng Wai Lam

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According to the author Melissa Davey, “researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the Earth, finding people are causing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces”:

“The equation was developed in conjunction with Professor Will Steffen, a climate change expert and researcher at the Australian National University, and was published in the journal The Anthropocene Review.”

“The authors of the paper wrote that for the past 4.5 [billion] years astronomical and geophysical factors have been the dominating influences on the Earth system. The Earth system is defined by the researchers as the biosphere, including interactions and feedbacks with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and upper lithosphere.”

“Human activities now rival the great forces of nature in driving changes to the Earth system,” the paper said.

“Failure to reduce anthropological climate change could “trigger societal collapse”, their research concluded.”

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