Domesticated Landscapes

One of humankind’s greatest accomplishments is the domestication of certain flora and fauna. Had this not happened, our numbers could never have grown to the, 7.6 billion, people now occupying the planet. Agriculture is the single largest consumer of fresh water. If our numbers grow to the projected 9 billion by mid century, as arable land decreases and water sources become over-allocated, the form of human agricultural patterns will be forced to evolve, in response to this environmental change. An example would be the image MIRAGE, DROUGHT STRICKEN TEXAS PANHANDLE.   It refers to the illusion of an unlimited supply of ground water beneath these center pivot irrigation crop circles in the middle of an otherwise desiccated environment.

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