Phantom Networks

There is 550 Gigaton (billion tons) of carbon-based life forms on Earth (planetary biomass). 450Gt of those 550 are in the form of vegetation. All other living things make up the remaining 100Gt. Soil microbiome, invisible to the naked eye, comprises 93% of that remaining 100Gt. Insects, aquatic and terrestrial animals, birds, and humans collectively make up the final 7% of the biomass of life on earth and weigh 0.06 Gt (with humans being only 0.01 Gt. Read more...