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Hugo Ahlenius • 1 year ago

Antrophogenic transformation of the terrestrial biosphere - Perhaps the most obvious mark we’ve made to the planet is in land-use changes. For millennia, humans have chopped down forests and moved rock and soil for agriculture and pastureland—and more recently, for construction. CREDIT: ERLE ELLIS, ADAPTED FROM E. ELLIS, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A, 369:1010 (2011) From the Science article "A global perspective on the anthropocene" DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6052.34

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