Soil and human security in the 21st century

  title={Soil and human security in the 21st century},
  author={R. Amundson and A. Berhe and J. Hopmans and C. Olson and A. Sztein and D. Sparks},
Global soil resources under stress The future of humanity is intertwined with the future of Earth's soil resources. Soil provides for agriculture, improves water quality, and buffers greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Yet human activities, including agricultural soil erosion, are rapidly degrading soil faster than it is naturally replenished. At this rate, human security over the next century will be severely threatened by unsustainable soil management practices. Amundson et al. review recent… Expand

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