The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change is an extensive survey of the interdisciplinary science of environmental change that examines the historic importance and future development of the field over two volumes. With over 40 chapters, the books situate key arguments and debates by examining a retrospective audit of the discipline, its changing nature and diversity of approaches, key theoretical paradigms, its resonances between sub-fields and other disciplines, and its relationships to theory, research and practice.
Chapter 24: Anthropogenic Drivers of Environmental Change
Anthropogenic Drivers of Environmental Change
As the human population seeks to satisfy its requirements for food, water and shelter whilst striving for improvements in wellbeing, so the global environment is altered. From early times, humans have modified the world they live in, clearing forests, planting crops and domesticating ...