The topsoil might be gone in about sixty years if we are not more careful. This threat has gone undetected for the most part and in 2020 it will be a good idea to change this. Top soil is how we produce much of our food and without it we risk losing quite a bit of agriculture. It helps to capture and store water. Without this ability we will continue to lose water, water that is essential to watering crops.
- The degradation or lack of ability of soil to grow crops is a worldwide and broad problem that affects nearly half the world’s population.
- There is little attention given to the problem of soil loss and degradation, but it is an important component to the effects of climate change.
- Soil must be considered an important natural resource like water, air and plant life. Soil plays a role in the water cycle, carbon emissions, and food scarcity.
“Land degradation is affecting 3.2 billion people, and for far too long this has gone under the radar.”