This is a “what if” interview from the World Economic Forum’s Risk Response Network. To view the rest of the series, click here.
It’s a strange notion, but some experts fear the world, at its current pace of consumption, is running out of useable topsoil. The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with TIME, talked to University of Sydney professor John Crawford on the seismic implications soil erosion and degradation may have in the decades to come.
Is soil really in danger of running out?