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Stories by Ramez Naam

Can Humans Survive Mass Extinction?

Can Humans Survive Mass Extinction?

Threats that could wipe out the bulk of life on earth abound. Planetary catastrophe could come in the form of a killer asteroid impact, the eruption of massive supervolcanoes, a nearby gamma ray burst that sterilizes the earth, or by human-driven environmental collapse.Yet life will endure, says Annalee Newitz, and so will humanity.

May 31, 2013 — Ramez Naam
The Limits of the Earth, Part 2: Expanding the Limits

The Limits of the Earth, Part 2: Expanding the Limits

This is part two of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth. Part one details some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we’re up against.

April 18, 2013 — Ramez Naam
The Limits of the Earth, Part 1: Problems

The Limits of the Earth, Part 1: Problems

This is part one of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth. Part one details some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we’re up against.

April 17, 2013 — Ramez Naam
Arctic Sea Ice: What, Why, and What Next

Arctic Sea Ice: What, Why, and What Next

On September 19 th , NSIDC, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, announced that Arctic sea ice has shrunk as far as it will shrink this summer, and that the ice is beginning to reform, expanding the floating ice cap that covers the North Pole and the seas around it.

September 21, 2012 — Ramez Naam
Stories by Ramez Naam

Help Us Reforest the Mississippi River Valley