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Global crisis 'to strike by 2030'

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posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 11:55 PM
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Global crisis 'to strike by 2030'


news.bbc.co.uk

Growing world population will cause a "perfect storm" of food, energy and water shortages by 2030, the UK government chief scientist has warned.

By 2030 the demand for resources will create a crisis with dire consequences, Prof John Beddington said.

Demand for food and energy will jump 50% by 2030 and for fresh water by 30%, as the population tops 8.3 billion, he told a conference in London.

Climate change will exacerbate matters in unpredictable ways, he added.


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posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 11:55 PM
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I feel the main concern for comtemplation today is the burgeoning population world wide. It is a viscious circle of population, poverty and illiteracy. The sooner developing countries come out of it the better.

The problem is that at one point of time, our limited landmass will be unable to support the growing population. Cities and towns will become overcrowded, affecting quality of life. Govt will spend huge amounts to sustain the population and corresponding economic growth will be lacking

With limited landmass, our agriculture capacity will be hadicapped. While genetic crops might be an answer, we still need land to grow them.

The real issue here is that these warnings are often ignored until the problem becomes unmanagable.

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posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 12:10 AM
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Well the good thing is that humanity has always been able to comeback from crises.

I'm not concerned...

It's not land that is limited so much as the other resources. At least in the USA we have PLENTY of land vs population...



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 04:57 AM
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This all sounds pretty plausable. As our government has been given this information, surely they are planning for this? hoarding seeds,grain etc setting up fresh water supplies. I bloody hope they are anyway, or are they so concerned with being re-elected that they can't look past the latest headline which may get them a few % points in the poll?




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