The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and what We Can Do to Avoid it
"In The Coming Famine, Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis--a global food shortage that threatens to hit by midcentury--which he argues would dwarf any in our previous experience. Cribb's comprehensive assessment points to a dangerous confluence of shortages--of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge--combined with an increased demand created by population and economic growth. Writing in brisk, accessible prose, Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict, poverty, and other societal factors. He shows that high food prices and regional shortages are already sending out shockwaves in the international community. He warns that the heightened risk of regional famines will have a planetwide effect on food prices, trade, and conflict and will generate new waves of refugees. But, far from outlining a doomsday scenario, The Coming Famine is a strong and positive call to action, exploring the greatest issue of our age and providing practical suggestions for addressing and averting each of the major challenges it raises"--Cover, p. [ii].
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Review: The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid ItUser Review - Paige - Goodreads
This book is very informative and interesting. It is well-worth the read to learn more about all the contributing factors for famine. It gives reliable evidence for each of the surprising facts it ... Read full review
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