The mass of man-made objects in 2020 exceeded the entire living biomass of the Earth

A team from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) has calculated that in 2020, the anthropogenic mass (that is, the mass of all human-made objects), which has doubled every 20 years in recent years, has exceeded the entire living biomass of our planet.

The purpose of the research is to find a balance between the total mass of products of human activity and all living organisms that inhabit the Earth, including plants.

The study notes that as a result of the first agricultural revolution, humanity halved the mass of terrestrial plants, while the total mass of domesticated crops was half the mass of plants destroyed by deforestation, unsustainable use of forest resources and other "revolutionary" changes in land use. The result of such an unreasonable approach has been a negative impact on the environment and human health.