Human Domination of Earth ' s Ecosystems

  title={Human Domination of Earth ' s Ecosystems},
  author={Peter M Vitousek and Harold Mooney and Jane Lubchenco and J M Melillo},
Human alteration of Earth is substantial and growing. Between one-third and one-half of the land surface has been transformed by human action; the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has increased by nearly 30 percent since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution; more atmospheric nitrogen is fixed by humanity than by all natural terrestrial sources combined; more than half of all accessible surface fresh water is put to use by humanity; and about one-quarter of the bird species… CONTINUE READING

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