Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 5, 2020

Expansion, environmental impacts of irrigation by 2050 greatly underestimated 

Princeton University  reports

The amount of farmland around the world that will need to be irrigated in order to feed an estimated global population of 9 billion people by 2050 could be up to several billion acres, far higher than scientists currently project, according to new research. The result would be a far greater strain on aquifers, as well as the likely expansion of agriculture into natural ecosystems as farmers search for water.

Read more Expansion, environmental impacts of irrigation by 2050 greatly underestimated – Princeton Environmental Institute


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