The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It

The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It

by Julian Cribb
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The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It by Julian Cribb

In The Coming Famine, Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis—a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century—one that would dwarf any in our previous experience. Cribb's comprehensive assessment describes a dangerous confluence of shortages—of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge—combined with the 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 how high food prices and regional shortages are already sending out shockwaves in the international community. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520260719
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/10/2010
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Julian Cribb is an award-winning journalist and science writer and the author of The White Death.

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