7 June 2013

Peak Soil: Industrial Civilisation is on the Verge of Eating Itself

To celebrate the official launch today of the Guardian's new team of environment bloggers, here's my latest post on why the party's well and truly over. I report on the latest research, much emerging in just the last week - across issues encompassing land, oil, bees and climate change - which points to an impending global food apocalypse well within the next 10 years, if we don't, as a civilisation, change course now.

It's an important piece which draws together quite a bit of solid science, so... if you're human, and eat food, you need to read this, and share it.

Thank you!

Peak soil: industrial civilisation is on the verge of eating itself

New research on land, oil, bees and climate change points to imminent global food crisis without urgent action
A new report says that the world will need to more than double foodproduction over the next 40 years to feed an expanding global population. But as the world's food needs are rapidly increasing, the planet's capacity to produce food confronts increasing constraints from overlapping crises that, if left unchecked, could lead to billions facing hunger.

Read the rest here.


  1. Is this the result of psychologically conditioned competition about EVERYTHING?

    Give status to eating meat in the US and England and we need more land for grazing cows. Curious how Western economists cannot compute and report the depreciation of cars since the Cuban Missile Crisis but Communist economists fail to notice.

  2. We continue to build and sell cars, even with warnings all around.


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