Author : Seto, K. C. Guneralp, B. Hutyra, L. R.
Year : 2012
Title : Global forecasts of urban expansion to 2030 and direct impacts on biodiversity and carbon pools
Journal : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Comment : Although urban land cover change(urbanization) is a relatively small fraction of the total Earth surface, urban areas drive global environmental change. By 2030, urban land cover will increase by 1.2 million km2, nearly tripling the global urban land area circa 2000. Their analysis shows that the direct impacts of future urban expansion on global biodiversity hotspots and carbon pools are significant.