Forecasting agriculturally driven global environmental change.

@article{Tilman2001ForecastingAD,
  title={Forecasting agriculturally driven global environmental change.},
  author={David Tilman and Joseph E Fargione and Barbara T Wolff and C. D'antonio and Andy Dobson and Roy Howarth and Dirk Schindler and William H Schlesinger and Daniel Simberloff and Deborah L Swackhamer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={292 5515},
  pages={
          281-4
        }
}
During the next 50 years, which is likely to be the final period of rapid agricultural expansion, demand for food by a wealthier and 50% larger global population will be a major driver of global environmental change. Should past dependences of the global environmental impacts of agriculture on human population and consumption continue, 10(9) hectares of natural ecosystems would be converted to agriculture by 2050. This would be accompanied by 2.4- to 2.7-fold increases in nitrogen- and… CONTINUE READING

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