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Accumulation of Anthropogenic Mass on Earth

While the whole mass of humans is just about 0.01 percent of global biomass and civilization had already had a significant and various impact on it by three thousand years ago. Since the first agricultural revolution, humankind has about halved the mass of plants, from nearly two teratonnes down to the modern value of roughly one teratonnes. While contemporary agriculture uses an expanding land territory for planting crops, the whole mass of domesticated crops (~0.01 teratonnes) is considerably surpassed by the loss of plant mass resulting from deforestation, forest administration, and other land-use transitions. Other human activities, including livestock farming, hunting, and fishing, have also greatly influenced the masses of various other taxa. An up-to-date study of Earth's remaining living biomass has determined that, on a mass basis, plants compose the enormous majority (approximately 90%), accompanied by animals, fungi, bacteria, fungi, archaea, and protists.  The graph bel

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