A 5 page view of climate change, its affect on food production, current science solutions, the price, and a future projection.
From the New York Times, 6/4/11."The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimated the number of hungry people at 925 million last year, and the number is expected to be higher when a fresh estimate is completed this year. The World Bank says the figure could be as high as 940 million. ......
Dr. Borlaug’s latest successor at the corn and wheat institute, Hans-Joachim Braun, recently outlined the challenges facing the world’s farmers. On top of the weather disasters, he said, booming cities are chewing up agricultural land and competing with farmers for water. In some of the world’s breadbaskets, farmers have achieved high output only by pumping groundwater much faster than nature can replenish it. 'This is in no way sustainable,' Dr. Braun said."
You guessed-it, the above picture is California from a separate article, Really Natural, 2/10/09.
Posted by Kathy Meeh