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The Coming Famine free pdf 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 he argues 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 shock waves in the international community. He warns of the heightened risk of regional famines that will have a planet-wide 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.

About Julian Cribb

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

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Author : Julian Cribb
Publisher : University of California Press
Data Published : 01 August 2010
ISBN : 0520260716
EAN : 9780520260719
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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