Siemens Stiftung

Historical evolution of land use

Video (00:54 minutes):
The Earth?s forests are increasingly being replaced by agricultural space.

Forests have always been cleared and green spaces used for agricultural purposes. An animation of a world map illustrates the global expansion of agricultural lands from the year 900 to the present.

This video is an excerpt from the teaching DVD, "Mensch und Klima - Klimaveränderung".