Moving into a new equilibrium means that we have upset the balance that we have in our environment, and so we do this by some of the land work we do. According to Nicolas Loris and Filip Jolevski, “Scientific evidence suggests human behaviors have upset certain chemical, hydrogeologic, and atmospheric cycles of the planet, altering the climatic regime at a scale in which extremes in climatic conditions are being generated as the planet attempts to reach a new equilibrium.” This is explaining how if we throw off one part of the in the environment, it starts to throw off everything else. But what have we done to cause this. In the last 1,000 year the impact on land has increased, mainly through deforestation and expanding use of pastures (Jungius). When we are destroying land to do something else on it we are doing more than just tearing down tree’s. The carbon that goes into the air messes with the balance of the environment.
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