It is crucial to study the global impact of land change because over the last recent decades, humans have been responsible for changing the global environment. This continues to be more of a concern as the population on Earth increases more and more. So it is necessary to understand how land change affects the environment, what socio-economic causes affect it as well as how it affects processes that affect global change. With agriculture and forestry, humans have been a significant reason that many landscapes have been completely modified and have impacted other creatures or plants that depend on these landscapes. The demand for these resources also grows because of the growing human population. Some social systems have attempted and been successful when dealing with land change and climate changes. People in wealthier countries are “buffered” from the impacts of climate change more so than people in third world countries. Many natural inputs like water or energy, have been modified by climate change and will continue to as rainfall and temperature patterns fluctuate in the coming years. These land changes could increase the exotic creature population by affecting the natural habitat of a certain landscape. Irrigated and non-irrigated cropland would be an example of how landscape changes due to land use practices. In the coming years, people will be more challenged to meet their needs for their resources while being as sustainable as possible and responding to these global environment changes effectively.
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