We’ve taken over too much of the planet for pasture and crops

In the article “Primeval planet: What if humans had never existed?” by Christopher Kemp in NewScientist, these charts of increasing intensity of pasture and crop land from 5000 BC (18,000,000 population) until 2000 (6,150,000,000 people) show that humans are laying waste to the very ecosystems that keep us alive, world-wide, and driving other species extinct.

Cropland increasing use from 5000 BC to now Pastureland increasing use 5000 BC to now

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