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ScienceFest: Joe Fargione on Peak Land

  11/27/2012

Peak Land: What's Left After the Population Bomb Detonates

Humanity’s globally expanding use of land – for ongoing development and increasing demand for food, fiber, and energy – comes at the expense of natural habitat. If not halted, this expanding land use will inevitably outstrip the Earth’s capacity to sustainably support people and nature. How can we help land use peak before we run out of nature? Will anything be left after the population bomb detonates?

 

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