We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can ‘reset’ Earth’s damaged ecosystems.

Martin F. Breed, Andrew Lowe, Nick Gellie, Peter E Mortimer

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Abstract

Earth is in a land degradation crisis. If we were to take the roughly one-third of the world’s land that has been degraded from its natural state and combine it into a single entity, these “Federated States of Degradia” would have a landmass bigger than Russia and a population of more than 3 billion, largely consisting of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • land degradation
  • ecosystems
  • landscape restoration

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