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Added: Thursday, December 20, 2012

Experts divided over the future of farmland

The Program for the Human Environment at the Rockefeller University in New York foresees that, having peaked, farmland will begin to be "returned to nature" as population growth slows and crop yields rise. They see this return amounting to an area the size of France by 2060 (figuring the human population to have grown to only 10 billion--a staggering 40% increase). UN experts do not share this optimistic forecast. Daniel's comment: "Neither group of experts cares to listen to what biologists worldwide are telling us: that we are in the midst of a Sixth Extinction as catastrophic as the Fifth, which rid the world of 85% of all species. The cause of this mass extinction is unquestioned: it is the adverse and unrelenting impact of our gigantic population on all the planet's life-supporting systems. Our 'experts' must stop welcoming human population growth--however slow--as just more 'business as usual' and start confronting it as an onrushing catastrophe unless checked and reversed."

Read the article that we were alerted to by a website follower–Peak Farmland.

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