Food + Enery = Crisis?

Laurance, William (2014) Food + Enery = Crisis? Ensia, 3 April 2014.

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[Extract] I believe we have a problem — a big problem. According to demographers, by the end of this century we'll have around 11 billion mouths to feed. Most of the additional 4 billion people alive then will be in developing nations. For instance, Africa's population will nearly quadruple, with the population of Nigeria — already veering toward social and economic chaos — rising by 500 percent. These are incredible figures, and they underscore momentous challenges ahead — for global food security, social welfare, immigration, national security and the environment. How will we feed so many people? As my colleagues and I explained in a recent review article, current projections suggest global food demand will roughly double by 2050. There seem to be two very different paths we can take to get there.

Item ID: 35273
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: agriculture, biofuels, energy, food security, human population growth, petroleum
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 23:55
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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