Just 5% of Earth’s landscape is untouched


#TIA – Here’s still another measure of mankind’s overtaking the planet, before the planet gets there first. 

Humans have a greater influence on the world’s landscape than previously thought, according to a comprehensive new high-resolution analysis of human modification of the planet. The map, published in the journal Global Change Biology, is meant to guide conservation strategy in the coming years.

Why it matters: The new study finds that just 5% of the Earth’s land surface is currently unaffected by humans, far lower than a previous estimate of 19%.

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