30 trillion tons: Weight of all man-made objects on Earth

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We finally know the weight of humanities footprint on planet Earth a mind boggling 30 trillion tons. The mass of all the structures, vehicles, infrastructure, garbage dumps, everything — collectively known as the “technosphere” — comes down to roughly 30 trillion tons, a new study estimates. Distributed evenly over the planet’s surface, More...

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