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U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging station 08028500 Sabine River near Bon Wier, Texas. Photo: USGS, public domain.

The World’s Human-Made Materials Weigh as Much as All Life on Earth

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers have calculated that 2020 is the year that the mass of human-made materials exceeded the mass of all living organisms on Earth.