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Media outlets - particularly those of a political nature - are filled with pieces about the environment, and there is of course a huge, emotional debate over climate. This study makes it all seem trivial. As I read it, nothing short of a return to hunter-gatherer societies, or some type of society with orders-of-magnitude less economic activity than what we have now, can save us from mass extinction. Oh, it's a few centuries into the future for sure, so we can keep playing golf. But in geologic time, we just have a few minutes left. I can't link the full text article, but if you email the author he will send you a pdf if you want to read it. http://www.pnas.org/content/112/31/9511.abstract?sid=51bb8ecc-dbd4-43fe-8c9c-638cb9b65589 http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-08-11/the-earth-s-battery-is-running-low