The Human Superorganism

14 minute read (3074 words) As human society has grown ever-larger, organized, and inter-reliant, our collective behavior remains simplified and predictable. Enter: the “superorganism.”

Systems Destabilization

10 minute read (1918 words) Humans seem so insignificant on our own – yet our efforts, together, affect everything. Today, this leads to the unmooring of Earth’s systems en masse.

Summits + Descents: Peak Everything

14 minute read (2512 words) Human impact on the planet has grown to such an extent that the Earth cannot sustain this growth much longer. Together, we must descend our mountain.

The Scale of the Anthropocene

15 minute read (3132 words) We now live in a geological era known as the Anthropocene, an epoch defined by anthropogenic, or human-caused, changes to major earth systems processes. But what does this really mean? Here, we’ll explore our various impacts through graphic visualizations, grounding the scale of our current endeavors in long-term planetary context.