A new map showing man's dominance of the planet. The area in green represents farmland, covering a much wider area than earlier thought. Map by USGS.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Hotter, Drier, Meaner: Trends Point to a Planet Increasingly Hostile to Agriculture
By Douglas Fischer - De. 5'11 The Daily Climate
A host of data – from sediment cores to ongoing drought in East Africa to computer models – point to one conclusion: Our increasingly hotter, drier planet is going to be a tough place to farm. Details here.